Consultation on a Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland

Date: 18th October 2016
Category: Child trafficking

The draft Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy sets out what the Scottish Government plans to do to tackle trafficking.

Human trafficking and exploitation are abhorrent crimes, as well as abuses of human rights and dignity. They involve trading adults and children as commodities and exploiting them for profit or personal benefit and they happen in Scotland today. Adults and children are trafficked and exploited within and between communities in Scotland and the wider UK, as well as into Scotland from abroad.

Scotland's first Human Trafficking Strategy has been launched following evidence of a threefold rise in child trafficking.