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Watch over me report launched

Watch over me coverECPAT UK has launched Watch over me - a report that is part of our ongoing campaign calling on the UK Government to establish a system of guardianship for child victims of trafficking.

Child victims of trafficking require the support of an independent and dedicated guardian who would have parental responsibility and represent their best interests and ensure that they receive the educational, medical, practical and legal support they need to help rebuild their lives. The current arrangements for these children fall well short of this.

ECPAT UK believes that a system of guardianship for child victims of trafficking would mean that every child would have someone with legal authority to make decisions based on their best interests and advocate for long-term solutions. A guardian would ensure that child victims of trafficking received the educational, medical, practical and legal support that they need.

The call for a system of guardianship has been an integral part of ECPAT UK's campaign since 2007. The report illustrates why this call is even more relevant now, and requires immediate action.

Read the Watch over me report.

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