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Trafficked children and child protection systems in the European Union

Show simple item record Palmer, Emma 2019-10-10T15:34:52Z 2019-10-10T15:34:52Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Palmer, Emma. (2019). Trafficked children and child protection systems in the European Union. European Journal of Social Work, 22(4), 551-562. en_US
dc.description.abstract Child trafficking is a significant social problem across the European Union (EU). A discourse has emerged of state services failing trafficked children, who are portrayed as especially vulnerable. Less attention is paid to the socio-political conditions within the EU that result in exclusion. Such exclusion adds to the situational vulnerability that many children on the move experience and it may lead to exploitation. This paper is based on a review of 20 multi-national European Commission funded projects about child trafficking. The projects addressed the child trafficking priorities outlined in the EU Anti-Trafficking Strategy [(2012). Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012–2016, COM (2012) 286, final. Retrieved from]. Projects were reviewed via in-depth reading. Protective services for children in origin, transit and host countries contribute to the conditions that sustain child trafficking. Systems do not have the capacity to manage the consequences of globalisation. Consequently, exclusionary criteria are applied on the basis of gender, form of exploitation and ethnicity. In this review, being an EU citizen did not result in any guarantees of protection. Better protection requires commitment and investment in preventative programmes. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher European Journal of Social Work en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject teens en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject exploitation en_US
dc.subject CSEC en_US
dc.subject prevention en_US
dc.subject intervention en_US
dc.subject program evaluation en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.title Trafficked children and child protection systems in the European Union en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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