holding answer 5 March 2007
The Border and Immigration Agency does not hold central records of the number of trafficked children, returned to their country of origin on reaching the age of 18 in the last five years.
The Government published their UK Action Plan on Tackling Human Trafficking on 23 March 2007. On the same day, my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary signed the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. Signature of the Convention marks a real commitment to implement the obligations it imposes and will provide a framework for the minimum rights and protection of all identified victims of trafficking, including those who reach the age of 18, having been trafficked to the UK as children. The Government are currently working through the detail of what is required to implement the convention effectively.