Human Trafficking Foundation Call for Evidence: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

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 inquiry@humantraffickingfoundation.org. Submissions must be made by 25 May 2017.

The Foundation plans to publish a report of the inquiry findings in early July 2017.