Independent Guardian Service

What we do

Independent Guardian Service for separated children, including separated children who are victims or potential victims of human trafficking. The Service is regional, working with PSNI, Trusts, Border Control & Legal Services. Guardians maintain regular contact with child and have a duty to act in the best interests of the child at all times, section 21 (6) Northern Ireland Human Trafficking Exploitation Act 2015

We can help with


  • We help these young victims cope with the practical and emotional traumas of being trafficked. Our specialist support workers help them to understand what is happening with social care services, the police and immigration – in ways that they can understand. We run specialist Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service (ICTGS) services in Wales/Cymru, East Midlands, West Midlands Combined Authorities, Croydon, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and Greater Manchester
  • Find out more about Trafficking
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  • Refugee/asylum seeker services

  • Supporting families and individual children including: foster services for children and young people who arrive here on their own, help children get the healthcare and schooling they need while they are in the UK and giving parents practical support
  • Find out more about Refugee/asylum seeker services
  • Search for Refugee/asylum seeker services services