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Children's Safe House (in development)

Children in a Place of Safety (CHIPS)

Shockingly, of the 3,805 trafficking victims uncovered in the UK in 2016, 1278 were children. This is the equivalent of over 106 children per month.

Children as young as 12 are being sold and forced to work in private homes as domestic slaves, to beg, to cultivate cannabis for the drugs industry or used for sex. However, the protection systems for trafficked children in the UK are failing in a frightening way. Statistics indicate around 60% of trafficked children go missing from local authority care. The psychological chains used by traffickers to control them are strong, created through violence and threats to their family members, and through the destruction of their self-esteem.

The need for specialist care for this vulnerable group is urgent.

Unseen aims to open the new service in 2018. We will provide highly specialist accommodation and care services to give trafficked children the intense support they need as they move from harm to safety. The project will work alongside local authorities, providing a model that can be integrated into mainstream provision and replicated across the UK. Unseen will also provide training to those encountering potential child victims of trafficking, helping them to spot key signs and indicators.

We want to give children back their future. If you or your agency are interested in this project and would like to learn more about it, please contact us.