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Human Trafficking

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th July 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Doocey Baroness Doocey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms are made available to individual police forces by (1) the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, and (2) the Serious Organised Crime Agency, to inform them of child trafficking trends as they emerge.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) in the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) published a baseline assessment in 2011 on Human Trafficking including child trafficking.

Submissions were received from all UK police forces, as well as other law enforcement agencies, local authorities and selected Non Governmental organisations and fed into this assessment. This assessment is available on the SOCA website. The same process has been repeated for 2012 and that assessment is currently being drafted and when published will also be available on the SOCA website.

Throughout the year police forces and law enforcement agencies, as well as other organisations including local authorities and NGOs submit intelligence directly to the UKHTC. In addition police forces have now started to place intelligence on the Police National Database for which UKHTC has access.

Police forces also contact the UKHTC through its 24/7 Tactical Advice facility.

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