Response to an IDMG report that people trafficking is rising
Release Date: 18 Oct 2012
Barnardo’s chief executive Anne Marie Carrie said:
Policing of child trafficking is improving but it is still very patchy.
We work with children who have been trafficked into and around the country for sex.
Right now candidates are canvassing for election to be Police and Crime Commissioners and Barnardo’s is calling on them to put child sexual exploitation at the top of their agenda with our Cut them free campaign.
Urgent action is needed to protect the hundreds of young girls and boys who are being trafficked, abused, raped and exploited for sex.
We can all do more to protect the children and young people in our lives and in our communities from this increasingly organised and vile abuse.