Too many trafficked children are not being adequately protected by the agencies that are supposed to be supporting them. Our report, jointly produced with the Refugee Council and funded by the Home office, found that there have been some improvements with help for trafficked children. Yet far too many opportunities to protect them are being missed because of a culture of doubt and suspicion among professionals.

Month of publication 
September
Year of publication 
2013
Number of pages 
6
Author 
The Children's Society and the Refugee Council
Category 
Research
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