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Research by UCL shows how many children are 'lost' through human trafficking

9 January 2019

Research by Dawes Centre for Future Crime alongside charities ECPAT and Missing People shows that hundreds of trafficked children have been 'lost' from care in local authorities

A recent report by charities ECPAT and Missing People, working with researchers from UCL's Dawes Centre for Future Crime, highlights the fact that hundreds of child victims of human trafficking have been 'lost' from care in local authorities over the past two years. The researchers showed that of the 1,015 children reported by local authorities as identified or suspected victims of trafficking in 2017, 246 (24%) have gone missing from the care system. Read more in The Guardian.