The Human Trafficking Foundation have launched an inquiry into modern slavery and human trafficking – and more specifically, unaccompanied and separated minors in Europe. Submissions must be made by 25 May 2017.
The aim of the inquiry is to:
- Assess the risk of trafficking and exploitation facing such unaccompanied and separated minors
- Assess the alleged ‘pull factor’ to the UK (the suggestion that a route to the UK encourages traffickers)
- Assess the ability and willingness of local authorities to accept more unaccompanied minors
- Examine what action is required to better protect children from the risks of trafficking and exploitation
- Examine the UK’s response towards young people at risk in Europe who have sought refuge from countries in turmoil
- Assess the impact of current policy on these risks
- Make recommendations on future policy
The Foundation is accepting written submissions (in Word format) to Christine Beddoe at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be made by 25 May 2017.
The Foundation plans to publish a report of the inquiry findings in early July 2017.