Rights here, rights now: Recommendations for protecting trafficked children
UNICEF/ECPAT UK, 2007, 47 pages
This report outlines the situation of trafficked children in the United Kingdom and the responses taken by the government to tackle this problem. It finds that despite several recent initiatives, in particular the commitment to develop a victim-centred, human rights-based approach to tackling human trafficking, there are still significant gaps and inconsistencies in child protection standards for trafficked children in the UK compared to international standards.
The report further identifies the gaps and inconsistencies in current legislation and Government guidance, and proposes solutions that place children's rights at the centre of the UK approach to safeguarding child victims of trafficking.
The report specifically recommends that the government should establish a mechanism to collect, monitor and analyse information on trafficked children. The mechanism should perform the functions of a National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking with a specific focus on children.