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Child trafficking: visa fraud, international students and exploitation, 26th & 27th January 2021

By admin June 30, 2020

In May 2020 Dame Sara Thornton wrote to the independent schools’ sector regarding the risks involved with fraudulent Tier 4 visas and the trafficking of vulnerable children:

We also draw your attention to the following news article from November 2019 which includes comment from ISC’s CEO, Julie Robinson: https://inews.co.uk/news/education/private-schools-high-alert-children-trafficked-358978

With this in mind, AEGIS is delighted to be working with Every Child Protected Against Trafficking, ECPAT UK to deliver valuable training for guardians & schools on this highly important topic. ECPAT UK is the only organisation in the UK solely focusing on the issue of child trafficking, modern slavery and exploitation. It has been campaigning, producing research, working directly with victims of trafficking and training professionals for more than 20 years.


Phil Spencer, the Training and Practice Officer for ECPAT UK, will be delivering the training. Phil has previously worked as a Child Protection and Youth Justice social worker in the UK for numerous years, as well as working for child exploitation and anti-trafficking organisations in India and Sri Lanka.

The webinar will be relevant to school and guardianship organisation staff.


The training will be delivered over two mornings: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th January 2021, 9.30 – 13.00
This training will be provided online, live via Zoom, with an integrated platform which will ensure the training remains as interactive as possible.

What will the training cover?

Module 1: Introduction to Child Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Exploitation

This module will cover the definitions, legislation and trends of trafficking in the UK. The second half of the module will introduce the different types of trafficking that we encounter with children here in the UK, and as we cover each type then the dynamics and indicators which the participants may spot.

Module 2: Safeguarding and disruption

In this module we’ll cover the specific safeguarding framework around child victims of trafficking and the direct work specific to those trying to support children who have been trafficked, for example looking at specific challenges with trauma these children face. The session will finish with case studies and how to put training into practice.


Member: £160
Non Member: £190
Cost includes: A digital training pack for each participant and post-training case consultation for any participant who would like to access it.


We’d love to hear from you.
Please email info@aegisuk.net to register your place. We will then issue an invoice and send you the meeting code to join the webinar.