Barnardo’s National Counter Trafficking Centre provides
Specialist support for children who have been trafficked
We manage the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service in England and Wales covering:
Greater Manchester North Yorkshire West Yorkshire Lancashire Merseyside Wales East Midlands West Midlands Combined Bedfordshire Gloucestershire (Incl. Bristol) Warwickshire London Hampshire Isle of Wight Kent Surrey Essex
The National Counter Trafficking Centre runs a Home Office funded programme that:
Builds trusting relationships with children who have experienced trafficking supporting them to build a positive and safe future.
Trains professionals to spot the signs of child trafficking guiding them to give the best care to children needing help.
Advocates for children directly and indirectly to ensure decisions made about their lives are in their best interests.
Helps children navigate the criminal justice, immigration, and social care systems.
Provides practical advice and guidance to children to help them understand their rights and entitlements in areas such as accommodation, health, and education.