Impact of rise in county lines drug dealing on child trafficking victims highlighted in The Times, with reference to IASC Annual Report 2020-2021 findings.
Sarah Jones, Shadow Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, referenced findings within the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner's Annual Report 2020-2021 in the Red Box section of The Times on 27 July 2021.
Jones wrote, "The UK’s independent anti-slavery commissioner has found that for the first time more children than adults were identified as potential modern slavery victims in the second quarter of last year: last year 4,849 out of the 10,689 potential victims were children."
The article also highlighted Dame Sara's concerns “about the safeguarding response for child victims of trafficking” and her belief that “access to this (sic) specialist support for children should not be a postcode lottery”.
You can access the full PDF version of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner's Annual Report 2020-2021 here.
To read the full Red Box article click here.