A critical analysis of child trafficking in the UK: a study into safeguarding and practitioner involvement

Emmett, Jennifer Holly (2014) A critical analysis of child trafficking in the UK: a study into safeguarding and practitioner involvement. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The independent research study presents a relatively new area of child protection social work, that is working with victims of child trafficking. It is a literature review based report which uses secondary data dating from 2010 – 2014. The research did not aim to focus on one particular area of trafficking as it is not always known why children are trafficked, so for the practitioner it would not be relevant. After completing searches using databases and library resources the writer used TAPUPA as a way of selecting criteria relevant for the literature review. The study uncovered many areas of concern for practitioners working with trafficked children and how these issues can be barriers to effective practice such as: the practitioner’s lack of knowledge in the area. It was also found that there is lack of effective communication between practitioners and children. The study also found strong concerns of practitioners focusing on immigration issues instead of child protection. This study recommends that additional research continues focusing on the trafficked child and ways practitioners can work with them to avoid further children going missing. Another recommendation is that a study looks at the effectiveness of the London Safeguarding Trafficked Children Guidance (2011).

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 13:53
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15399

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