5000 Child sex slaves in Britain

A report on global slavery reports that there are some 5000 child sex slaves in Britain. The children trafficked by gangs from Romania, Lithuania and Africa are being brought to Britain because other European countries are already saturated with child sex slaves – so how many is that? More…..

One good piece of news is that women who have been trafficked to Britain will have the legal right, albeit temporarily, to remain in the country. The reason given is that it is hoped this will encourage them to testify against the traffickers – well great but there should be no conditions attached to allowing women and children to stay. They are extremely vulnerable and psychologically damaged and it is highly likely that if deported they will become easy targets for further trafficking. Oh and children get the right to an education – and what about care, housing, counselling and searching for their families. [Guardian]