Closer to home

To bring the issue of child trafficking closer to home, I have found a news report by the BBC on child prostitutes in the UK.

The report, which was released in August, reveals that there are  5,000 prostitutes under the age of 18 in the UK.

I have to say that I was shocked when I read this report because I thought this kind of thing was unlikely to happen in this country where children are usually well protected. However, like I mentioned in my previous post, legal structures are inadequate to deal with the trafficking of human beings.

So what exactly needs to be done for this to stop?

To read the report, click here.

I would really appreciate your comments. Where you as shocked as I was or am I just being naive? 

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2 Responses to “Closer to home”

  1. A.B Says:

    im shocked at that report too. i would never have thought this happens in the UK!

  2. jamie Says:

    interesting report, brings to light these issues which previously were hidden.

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