The Journey of a Carer for a Trafficked Child

Our Love146 carers are individuals from all walks of life, culturally, and demographically. But what connects them is an open mind, and their willingness to accept the challenges ahead. Whatever that means in their journey as a carer to a trafficked child. When a child or young person comes into our care, they have experienced …

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Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Understanding the Difference

Migration and Immigration is the ‘hot topic’ of the moment. And one group caught up in the rhetoric are refugees and asylum seekers. Often asylum seekers and refugees get included in this debate, especially in the media but for the wrong reasons. That’s why we need you to know the facts, not the fear. The …

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Age of Doubt | Claiming Asylum in the UK

There’s a rather dismal picture emerging about how the Home Office is conducting itself, namely over the issue of assessing the age of young people arriving in the UK and claiming asylum. Whilst having apparently committed itself to a concerted approach with Local Authorities and other stakeholders a mere 6 years ago (or just four …

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A Trafficked Survivor | From Survival Mode to Survivor Care

“When a child or young person experiences frequent or prolonged stress, danger or abuse their brain anatomy and function alters to protect themselves by triggering a ‘survival mode’. ‘This can be observed in abused, traumatised and, trafficked children and why our survivor care is critical.” Lynne Chitty, Director of Care at Love146 UK is well-versed …

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A Trafficked Young Woman | June’s Story

June’s* story is of a trafficked young woman, her struggles and sadness but also her strength to survive. Her journey may have been different if she hadn’t had the consistent support and guidance from the community of childcare professionals we work with and, if we hadn’t been there for her. Providing support throughout her journey …

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The Unemployment Issue for Vulnerable Young People

A key to preventing trafficking is knowing that traffickers use young people’s vulnerabilities to target their victims. There are many forces and situations that cause vulnerability in a child’s life, and the increasing unemployment issue for vulnerable young people, is a growing concern. As part of our prevention services we consistently address the facts and …

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Out Of Hours Support for Vulnerable Trafficked Children

Being a parent or a guardian is not a nine to five job. Especially, when you’re a carer giving out of hours support to vulnerable trafficked young people. Young trafficked survivors, like many children can require and need help 24/7, especially throughout lockdown. As recent shocking reports will tell you, the risk to young people’s …

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Making the Difference | A Support Worker for Vulnerable Young People

When you think about the role of a support worker you may imagine the carer helping a young person to find a place of safety, to budget and to navigate their way around a new city. It is all those things and more. We are working in the complex and challenging area of child trafficking, …

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How Purposeful Business Leaders Can Help Fight Child Trafficking?

Charities and businesses are coming together, throughout this challenging year. Adapting and creating positive ways to support each other. As the ‘new normal’ has yet to be fully understood, one certainty is that we must continue to work together, strengthening our new networks across organisations and working with ‘Purposeful Business Leaders’. …And businesses and Purposeful Business Leaders …

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