"Children coerced into drug trafficking face cycle of exploitation due to failings in system, warns slavery tsar"
In an interview for The Independent, Dame Sara Thornton, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, discusses her concerns about rising referral rates for child trafficking victims and calls for power to be devolved to local authorities to support them.
In an interview with The Independent, Dame Sara said she had “grave concerns” about the rise in cases, and called for an overhaul of the current system of identifying and protecting young people who fall prey to this form of exploitation.
“What I’m really worried about is whether we are putting enough protection around these children – whether they’re in care, or living with parents or grandparents or wider family members – because the worry is that they don’t just get trafficked once. We’ve got to stop it,” she said.
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