Responses to child victims of modern slavery in the United Kingdom: a children’s rights perspective
Dunhill, Ally; Gordon, Faith; Kidd, Alicia; Kirk, Tracy; Lundy, Laura
Dr Alicia Kidd Alicia.Kidd@hull.ac.uk
Freedom from slavery is one of the few absolute human rights that exist. While it has been abolished globally, situations of slavery continue to exist today in the form of ‘modern slavery’. This paper focuses on child victims of modern slavery in the UK and considers whether responses to these victims align with the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The article employs the 3 P Framework used to categorise the CRC – provision, protection and participation – to discuss the rights most relevant for child victims of modern slavery and suggests that there is a particular failure to recognise the importance of children’s participatory rights. The article concludes by offering recommendations for policy, encouraging the participation of children in developing effective anti-slavery policies.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||Child and Family Law Quarterly|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Dunhill, A., Gordon, F., Kidd, A., Kirk, T., & Lundy, L. (in press). Responses to child victims of modern slavery in the United Kingdom: a children’s rights perspective. Child and Family Law Quarterly,|
|Keywords||Child Participation; UK Modern Slavery Act; Children’s Rights.|
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