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By Jenny J. Pearce

Human trafficking constitutes essentially the most severe human rights violations of our time. despite the fact that, many social paintings practitioners nonetheless have a terrible and incomplete realizing of the stories of kids and teens who've been trafficked. In Trafficked younger People, the authors demand a extra refined, expert and higher built knowing of the variety of concerns dealing with trafficked younger people.

In the 1st paintings of its variety to mix an up to date assessment of the present coverage context with similar theoretical matters and practitioner studies, Pearce, Hynes & Bovarnick reveal how the trafficking of youngsters and children can be considered as a toddler safety, instead of an immigration situation. Drawing on concentration team and interview learn with seventy two practitioners and overlaying the situations of 37 contributors, Trafficked younger People explores the way in which baby care practitioners establish, comprehend and paintings with the issues confronted by way of those who were trafficked. The e-book appears to be like at how practitioners interpret and use definitions of trafficking of their day after day paintings; at their studies of revealing the wishes of trafficked youngsters and teenagers and at their efforts to discover applicable assets to satisfy those needs.

Trafficked younger People may be of curiosity to practitioners operating in aid housing and social paintings, besides solicitors and sociologists, quite these operating inside discourses of kid company, self selection and victimhood. With its emphasis at the felony and coverage framework, and built-in all through with case histories, practitioner interviews and suggestions for top perform, Trafficked younger People is key analyzing for an individual operating inside a Social coverage improvement context.

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This provides a range of flow charts to guide practitioners through the use of sections 17, 20 and 47 of the Children Act 1989, setting a framework for preventing the inappropriate use of private foster care arrangements. In addition, the UK Staying Safe Action Plan notes the need to improve the provision of a ‘safety net’ and of safe places for children who go missing from home (DCSF 2008a: 45). For fear of exhausting a point, it is worth noting again that these guidance frameworks assume homogeneity between younger and older children, overlooking the specific dynamics that can occur for teenagers during a period in their lifespan development that brings them closer to adulthood.

The term ‘UASC’ fails to include those young people who are accompanied by an adult who is not their parent, guardian or primary carer. The Separated Children in 24 The policy context Europe Programme refers to such young people as ‘separated children’ (2009: 3). While many local authorities frequently use the term ‘UASC’, it sits uncomfortably with some as it is feared that the asylum-seeking status can take precedence over the young person’s status as a child in need. ‘Separated children’ is the term used in most countries to describe children who are outside their country of origin and separated from their parents or legal or customary primary carer (Joint Committee on Human Rights 2007).

Although the crime of smuggling does not constitute a human rights violation in itself, smuggled persons are also often victims of human rights violations. Moreover, some cases may involve elements of both crimes: for instance, a migrant may be smuggled into a country and later deceived, transported further and forced into trafficking and exploitation (Save the Children 2007: 10). Children and forced migration: the ‘process’ of children on the move Although by no means a new phenomenon, human ‘trafficking’ and ‘smuggling’ have risen up the policy agendas of many countries since the end of the Cold War.

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