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21 May 2013
The issue of sexual exploitation of vulnerable young people is increasingly attracting political, media and academic focus. The National Action plan in England and Wales stated that local authority areas should assume that sexual exploitation is in their areas, and a recent Scottish review indicated that experiences south of the border are likely to be replicated in Scotland. A scoping study was commissioned to estimate the prevalence and risk of sexual exploitation amongst the looked after and accommodated population in Glasgow. The study employed case file analysis methodology to address the research question, and the findings provide a baseline for future research, policy and practice developments to begin identifying young people's pathways into exploitation and more effective and appropriate models of care across all vulnerable groups in Scotland.
21 May 2013
Since 2008 when Glasgow Child Protection Committee first documented child trafficking cases in the city, the movement and exploitation of children has become an emerging issue in Scotland. This final report, in a series of three published by Glasgow CPC, documents the development of responses to identify victims and provide services to meet children’s needs. Two years after the introduction of the National Referral Mechanism for the identification of trafficking victims the report begins to identify some of the longer term individual and organisational outcomes and issues. It provides an overview of the challenges of working with a particularly vulnerable group as the complexities of working with children on the move, and the internationalisation of child protection practice, become more apparent.
20 May 2013
The Scottish Guardianship Service, delivered in partnership between Aberlour Childcare Trust and Scottish Refugee Council, has helped to support more than 100 unaccompanied young people going through the asylum system, some of who are victims of trafficking.