Response to consultation on Independent Child Trafficking Guardians

Year: 2019
Topic: Child trafficking, Corporate parenting, International
Author: Lizzie Morton

Here we highlight the rights of unaccompanied children to special protection, and the important place of Guardians in upholding these rights. Guardians have a unique and specialist role within the multi-agency context, and we consider how the implementation of Section 11 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 can ensure all children and young people who need it can benefit from high quality, relationship-based support from a skilled Guardian.