Trafficked Young People: Breaking the Wall of Silence by Jenny J. Pearce

By Jenny J. Pearce

Human trafficking constitutes probably the most severe human rights violations of our time. despite the fact that, many social paintings practitioners nonetheless have a bad and incomplete knowing of the reports of youngsters and kids who've been trafficked. In Trafficked younger People, the authors demand a extra subtle, trained and higher constructed knowing of the diversity of matters dealing with trafficked younger people.

In the 1st paintings of its style to mix an up to date assessment of the present coverage context with similar theoretical matters and practitioner stories, Pearce, Hynes & Bovarnick display how the trafficking of youngsters and teens will be considered as a baby safety, instead of an immigration quandary. Drawing on concentration staff and interview examine with seventy two practitioners and masking the circumstances of 37 members, Trafficked younger People explores the best way baby care practitioners determine, comprehend and paintings with the issues confronted by means of those that were trafficked. The publication appears at how practitioners interpret and use definitions of trafficking of their each day paintings; at their reviews of revealing the wishes of trafficked young ones and adolescents and at their efforts to discover acceptable assets to satisfy those needs.

Trafficked younger People can be of curiosity to practitioners operating in help housing and social paintings, in addition to solicitors and sociologists, really these operating inside discourses of kid organization, self choice and victimhood. With its emphasis at the felony and coverage framework, and built-in all through with case histories, practitioner interviews and proposals for most sensible perform, Trafficked younger People is key interpreting for a person operating inside a Social coverage improvement context.

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Trafficked Young People: Breaking the Wall of Silence

Human trafficking constitutes probably the most critical human rights violations of our time. in spite of the fact that, many social paintings practitioners nonetheless have a negative and incomplete knowing of the reviews of kids and teenagers who've been trafficked. In Trafficked kids, the authors demand a extra subtle, knowledgeable and higher built knowing of the variety of concerns dealing with trafficked children.

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As a result, for adults, children and young people fleeing persecution, the use of ‘smuggling’ networks may be the only way for refugees and migrants to reach Europe, given that restrictive asylum legislation and policy deny access to all but a tiny percentage of refugees. Castles (2002) has also suggested that these restrictive policies have consequently created opportunities for agents and brokers to facilitate ‘smuggling’ and/or ‘trafficking’. Richmond (1994) examined the dynamics of migration, placing voluntary and forced migration along a continuum of ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’ migration.

It is this gap that this book begins to identify. Conclusion This chapter has provided an overview of some of the existing literature and policy frameworks that inform our understanding of trafficking. Despite the apparent clarity in policy strategies defining who should intervene, how, when and where, there remain difficulties in quantifying numbers of young people who have been trafficked into, within and out of the UK for the different forms of exploitation, resulting from poor awareness of indicators of The policy context 39 trafficking and insufficient knowledge of associated child protection needs (Bokhari 2008).

He also advocated that Children’s Trusts ensure that a named and preferably co-located representative from the police, a community paediatric specialist and health visitors are active partners within each children’s social work department. These recommendations were timely as many practitioners in our research noted the need for further training, for better support for multi-agency work and for designated senior staff to lead the interventions in relation to the complex trafficking cases. The Munro review also advocates a clearer focus on the relationship between the children’s service provider and the children on their case load, noting that it is through good relationships that children learn to model new ways of relating with adults, and understand that not all relationships need to be abusive or harmful (Munro, 2011).

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