This week brought to the headlines the shocking story of a deaf girl trafficked to the UK. Over the last decade the young orphaned child from Pakistan had allegedly been kept in a cellar as a slave. Details of the story are available at BBC News
Vulnerable adults and children are the main victims of human trafficking. UNICEF estimate 1.2 million children are trafficked every year.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) lead the UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) in providing a central point of expertise and coordination in relation to the UK’s response to the trafficking of human beings. Blue Blindfold is the international campaign of the UKHTC.