Addressing Child Trafficking

24 May 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00
Conference Room, Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre Pershore Road B5 7RN Birmingham United Kingdom

Barnardo's National Counter Trafficking Service and the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands would like to invite you to an event to formally launch the work of the West Midlands Panel for the Protection of Trafficked Children.

Panel for the Protection of Trafficked Children is a service funded by the PCC's Victims Commission to bring together frontline and strategic professionals to take action on child trafficking that is happening in the West Midlands region.  

Barnardo's National Counter Trafficking Service provides 24/7 support and guidance to professionals to help identify and safeguard vulnerable children as well as direct work with children.  Through gathering data to inform the numbers, patterns and trends of child trafficking in the region, the Panel works in partnership with local authorities, WM Anti-Slavery Network, Prevention of Violence Towards Vulnerable People, West Midlands Police etc. to make sure that vulnerabilities around child trafficking are proactively addressed.  

The event will:

  1. Raise awareness about child trafficking in the West Midlands amongst professionals working with children and young people.
  2. Consider the children/young people who have been identified as being trafficked in and out of the West Midlands through the work of the Panel for the Protection of Trafficked Children.
  3. Consider why other children/young people who are potentially trafficked remain hidden or go missing.
  4. Develop actions to take forward in our work to identify, protect and safeguard vulnerable children.

Venue opens at 12pm for registration and free lunch.

Conference will start at 1pm prompt opened by David Jamieson, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

Proposed Attendees:

Frontline professionals, practitioners, strategic leaders and managers working with children and families that could be vulnerable to trafficking and modern slavery.