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Human Trafficking: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the final evaluation report of the trial of specialist advocates for trafficked children will be published.

Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will lay before Parliament a report setting out their plans in relation to independent child trafficking advocates, in accordance with section 48(7) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children who received a child trafficking advocate under the trials conducted in 2014–15 were (1) UK nationals, (2) nationals of the EU or EEA excluding UK nationals, and (3) nationals of countries not in the EU or EEA.

Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children were referred to the child trafficking advocate trials from each of the 23 participating local authorities.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

Section 48(7) of the Modern Slavery Act requires the Government to lay before Parliament a report setting out the steps it proposes to take in relation to independent child trafficking advocates within nine months of Royal Assent of the Modern Slavery Act. The Government will publish this report by 16 December, whilst Parliament is sitting. The evaluation report will be published by 16 December and set out the number of children referred into the trial and their countries of origin.

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