Human Traffic Watch

Professionals to receive training to spot child trafficking

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on February 1, 2013 at 8:39 am

Professionals working with children and young people will receive specialist training to spot and help victims of child trafficking as part of a Home Office scheme.

The initiative, designed for youth workers, social workers, GPs and midwives, will be rolled out across London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton.

The training is part of the government’s strategy to support victims who are “lured to the UK by gangs and then exploited for sex, labour and domestic slavery”, including the rising number of children being forced into crime, such as street begging and cannabis cultivation.

The NSPCC is among five organisations that have received £70,000 of Home Office funding to provide training as part of continuing professional development courses for the children and young people’s workforce.

Source: Children & Young People Now

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