Trafficking and Smuggling | Understanding the difference

So what really is the difference between trafficking and smuggling? And how can you tell? Yes, trafficking and smuggling are similar as they both involve the movement of people and are organised criminal activities. But we must be careful to not conflate the two. As this can have great consequences for the vulnerable and exploited, …

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The Asylum Seeking Process for Young Trafficked Survivors

If a young trafficked survivors’ life with their trafficker seems better than life back home, often the young people in our care cannot see it as exploitation. If they have a roof over their head and meals every day, for them this is good. This is what makes the threat of re-exploitation such a present …

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You Never Stop Fighting for Family | Hong’s Story

When you’re committed to someone, when someone is family there’s no hesitation if they need your support. You never stop fighting for family. Whether that’s a trip to the hospital, looking after the grandchildren, or a supporting shoulder when times are tough. You don’t deliberate. You just go. Nowadays, you message family members on the …

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Carers Through the Crisis | Survivor Care

Well before the COVID19 crisis, we could see that there were identifiable gaps in care where vulnerable young people are being consistently under-served, therefore as social workers, carers and as a charity we must continue our focus on advocacy, sustainable solutions and importantly, survivor care for young trafficked people. As we move through these times …

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Stay Safe Online | During the Cororavirus

We have all been taking serious steps to stay safe and prevent us from getting (or spreading) coronavirus, even though we barely leave the house. So naturally, we’re spending a lot more time online therefore, you need to stay safe online too. Especially, when hanging out with friends, listening to music, watching videos or even …

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Care Workers | Supporting Trafficked Survivors Through Coronavirus

Our care workers continue to provide a listening ear, an open heart and support for trafficked young people, whenever they need it. Throughout these difficult times our carers commitment doesn’t waver. In our second interview with carer, Tamera Curtis she tells us, how the corornavirus has affected the ‘normal’ day for her, as a care …

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Full Independent Guardianship | The Support System for Young Refugees

This is a time where we look to the values of the 1951 Refugee Convention and celebrate all humanity who fight for freedom. This agreement has afforded the vulnreable in our society safety, and acts as a guard to ensure that these values and rights are protected. But when we look to vulnerable children, young …

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Child Trafficking: The UK’s 5 Common Myths

Even in today’s world, child trafficking is still a huge problem in the UK. That’s why dispelling common myths around child trafficking is vital. As is knowing what’s happening within your own community. As trafficking can often be invisible, and it can be hard to accept it is happening on your own doorstep. Especially, if you find the …

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Care Workers | Supporting Trafficked Victims Through Coronavirus

As care workers, we support the most vulnerable children and young people in our society, throughout the pandemic and, every day. Our Specialist Supported Accommodation carers persevere through sleepless nights, language barriers, and culture differences. As hard as it may be, they know it’s much harder for the trafficked young person; believing it to be …

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Child Trafficking

County Lines Trafficking: Could Prevention Education be the Answer?

For years the ‘County Lines’ battle has been perplexing police and local authorities, as to how they can eliminate the criminal drug networks that coerce and take advantage of children – as young as 7 years old. This is an increasingly worrying situation for vulnerable and trafficked young people, on our streets, here in the …

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