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Press releases archive

 

Press releases

ECPAT UK calls for urgent review of travelling child sex offenders

On September 5th 2010, Cambodian police arrested a 50 year old British national 'ML' on charges of child abuse. 'ML' was previously arrested in April 2005, also in Cambodia, on similar crimes of child sexual abuse, but was acquitted due to two of the three victims dropping their complaint. At the time, 'ML' gained access to his victims by posing as a medical doctor in an orphanage and was reported to be working for the UK Government.

Stars across the globe raise their hands to stop child trafficking

New research out today shows one in five British adults still don’t believe that children are trafficked to the UK. In reality, hundreds of children from over 50 countries – some as young as 11 years old – are exploited in the UK every year. A petition calling for the UK Government to put the safety and wellbeing of young victims of trafficking at the heart of their plans launches today spearheaded by ECPAT UK and The Body Shop with the support of stars from around the world including Rob Lowe, Matt LeBlanc, Yoko Ono, Joanna Lumley, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson and Sir Ben Kingsley.

ECPAT UK criticises court verdict on child sex tourism case - 18th June 2010

The case against former teacher 'PM' (63) was thrown out of Bristol Crown Court this week (15th June) by a Judge who is out of touch with international child sex tourism offences. Gloucestershire police who had been investigating the case against 'PM' for horrendous child sex crimes in India had requested extra time by the court because of delays in getting evidence from India. In a shock decision, Judge Roach refused and threw the case out.

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Latest updates

Governments must make good global promises on child labour

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ECPAT UK is calling on governments across the world to honour the commitment to eradicate child labour on global World Day Against Child Labour (12th June).

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Mayor of London prioritises anti-trafficking efforts

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Record number of UK child trafficking cases reported in 2016

3 April 2017

Child trafficking referrals increased by 30% to 1,278 in 2016, the highest on record according to the latest figures from the National Crime Agency. 

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New ECPAT UK project: Local authorities supported to innovate child trafficking responses

31 March 2017

ECPAT UK has been selected by the government to deliver an innovative project aimed at improving the local response to child trafficking and all forms of modern slavery and exploitation.

#LostinMigration exposes desperate circumstances for lone migrant children in Europe

1 March 2017

An influential coalition of children’s’ rights charities, including ECPAT UK, have today called on EU and national ministers to end the disappearance, suffering…

British child abuser guilty of 45 crimes against Thai and UK children

01 February 2017

Serial child abuser, and retired English teacher, Mark Frost, formerly Andrew Tracey, has pleaded guilty to 45 counts of rape and sexual assault of children in the UK and Thailand,…