Disjointed Service: An English Case Study of Multi-Agency Provision in Tackling Child Trafficking

Harvey, Jackie, Hornsby, Robert and Sattar, Zeb (2015) Disjointed Service: An English Case Study of Multi-Agency Provision in Tackling Child Trafficking. British Journal of Criminology, 55 (3). pp. 494-513. ISSN 0007-0955

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This paper examines the issue of child trafficking in the United Kingdom and of multi-agency responses in tackling it. The UK, as a signatory to the recent trafficking protocols, is required to implement measures to identify and support potential victims of trafficking - via the National Referral Mechanism. Effective support for child victims is reliant on cooperation between agencies. Our regional case-study contends that fragmented agency understandings of protocols and disjointed partnership approaches in service delivery means the trafficking of vulnerable children continues across the region. This paper asserts that child-trafficking in the UK, previously viewed as an isolated localised phenomenon, maybe far more widespread, revealing deficiencies in child protection services for vulnerable children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: child trafficking, protocol, multi-agency
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Jackie Harvey
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 08:57
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 13:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21270

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