Safeguarding children trafficked to the UK to work in cannabis factories

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There is increasing evidence that children from South East Asia, particularly Vietnam, are being trafficked to the UK and forced to work cultivating cannabis.ECPAT UK is concerned that these trafficked children are not recognised as victims of crime but are treated as criminals and are often prosecuted for drug or immigration offences.

This document highlights key trends, the extent of the problem in the UK and the current response of the UK authorities. It also provides an overview of existing guidance.

To read the full document, please click here.