We are committed to ending child trafficking and campaign with partner organisations and work closely with the police, local authorities and others to realise this aim

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Our report on Hidden Children (2009) brings to light some of the realities for these children.

Our ‘Still at risk’ (2015) report produced jointly with the Refugee Council highlighted those child victims of trafficking need additional support and protection to help them escape exploitative situations. All too often, children involved in illegal activities due to coercion are treated as criminals rather than recognised as victims of trafficking and provided with the specialist welfare support they need in order to move forward in their lives.

Practitioners in our RISE project recently collaborated with our research team to explore the issues faced by boys and young men trafficked to the UK and the barriers they have to receiving the correct support -  in March 2016 we published a report on the subject: Boys Don't Cry: Improving identification and disclosure of sexual exploitation among boys and young men trafficked to the UK.