Time to attach responsibility and make it stick where it should. For too long highly paid officials have been sheltered from the consequences of their negligence at best, and downright complicity at worst.
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Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Children’s charity Barnardo’s has told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that children who escape from care do so because traffickers “feed them a web of lies, leading them to fear the authorities.”
The claim comes after statistics revealed that 16% of children referred to Barnardo’s own fostering network had been sexually exploited or abused, and 17% were trafficked. These figures are likely to be a conservative estimate, as it is often difficult to assess the full extent of children being exploited.
The Reuters article published in Turkey’s Daily Sabah, goes on to reference Department of Education statistics which show that over 50,000 children in England are in foster care, with thousands disappearing more than once.
2017 was also the worst year for the UK in relation to child trafficking, with the UK being the most prominent country of origin for…
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