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Trafficked Children

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

16. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional resources she plans to make available to those local authorities offering refuge provision and special support to child victims of trafficking uncovered by Pentameter II. (157292)

Children rescued within Operation Pentameter will be referred to the local authority which has duties to safeguard all children who are at risk of harm and accommodate those in need. The NSPCC and ECPAT will be on hand to offer specialist advice on the needs of child trafficking victims.