Local Authority Support for Non-EEA Migrant Child Victims of Modern Slavery: Research report.

Summary: Looks at how local authorities support and accommodate non-European Economic Area (EEA) migrant children identified as potential victims of modern slavery, including trafficking. Uses data from a review of the literature, an online survey of local authorities in England and Wales, and telephone interviews with 28 local authorities and six voluntary sector organisations. Finds that foster care was perceived in the literature and by the majority of interviewed local authority and voluntary sector stakeholders as the most effective placement type, particularly for children under 16. States that the majority of local authority stakeholders who took part in interviews reported that there is an under-supply of foster carers who are knowledgeable and trained in understanding the needs of these children and young people.

Authors: Cordis Bright
Publication details: London: Department for Education (DfE), 2017

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