While identification of trafficked children has improved, more needs to be done to eradicate the practice. But, with Brexit potentially leading to tighter borders, many more children could be at risk.
Read the latest blog by the SharedVision team
“Modern slavery and trafficking is happening everywhere. It’s around us in the most normal of places. Yet it’s hard to see it – it’s almost unseen – in the normality of everyday life.”
In 2015, a total of 64 Serious Case Reviews were reported, involving approximately 40 children under five years of age.
Yet how can you take account of the Voice of the Child when the children involved are so young they might not have the vocabulary or ability to communicate effectively? It’s a challenge facing Early Years teacher and Voice of the Child advocate Judith Staff on a daily basis.