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Heading back to harm A study on trafficked and unaccompanied children going missing from care in the UK (by Andrea Simon, Chloe Setter,Lucy Holmes)



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Unaccompanied Migrant Children

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Through this year-long study, ECPAT UK and Missing People have discovered that an alarmingly high number of both unaccompanied asylumseeking children and children who may have been trafficked go missing from care. Many have not been found. Local authorities with responsibility for the care of these children are frequently not able to report how many unaccompanied and trafficked children are in their care, and many failed to identify any child trafficking victims.



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