summer school focus on children

Welcome to the  Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking which facilitates multi-agency, cross departmental and inter and intra university research efforts to respond to the multiple challenges of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery  in all its global and local realizations.

Cambridge Counter Trafficking Summer School  and Senior Symposium

 July 17th – 21st  CCARHT Symposium  2017

@ St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge

Children in Forced Migration and Human Trafficking Risk

 Following on the significant gains of the inaugural Symposium last year, this year the CCARHT Symposium focusses on the divided forces and political mandates informing the actions of Nation States, Children’s Rights advocates and those who seek to exploit the ‘benefits of risky journeys’.  We shall be unpacking with the assistance of world class lecturers,  the treatment of Children in forced migration, exploring the multiple vulnerabilities of Human Trafficking and working towards some sustainable mitigation and cascadable up skilling in social protection practice.  If you cannot join us in person then follow #Focusonchildren on twitter for the latest updates – and do share to your networks – with an online teaching package following on soon.

Lecturers this year include:
Nazir Afzhal  OBE
Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Mike Dottridge
Independent Child Migration Consultant. Author of multiple UN, EU reports on Children’s Rights and Protection. Former Director of Anti Slavery International.

Professor Nair  Professor at TISS, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, India.

Dr Sara Silvestri  Senior Lecturer  Department of International Politics, City University of London

Glynn Rankin  Lecturer at Liverpool University, former joint Director of the UK Human Trafficking Centre  and Crown Prosecuting Service

ilm-logo-1Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford  Director of CCARHT and UNITAR Fellow (GENEVA) on Gender, Peace and Conflict Studies

Mary Honeyball MEP

Dr Elif Cetin – Von Hugel institute

Dr Sarah Steele  CCARHT Research fellow and specialist in Public Health Impacts and Human Trafficking  BiFellow Jesus College University of Cambridge

Pooja Bhalli
(Formerly International Organization for Migration (UN Migration Agency)  Khartoum, Sudan

Michael McHugh  Youth Refugee Service project co-ordinator working in Calais

Markella Papadouli  The Aire Centre

Clowns without Borders USA

The NO Project   –  USA and Europe

David Ashcroft  Chair of the National Local Safeguarding Children Boards  UK

Dr Halleh Seddighzadeh  A.R.M.A.N (Asylee, Refugee Migrant Assistance Network)Division of Human Trafficking (HHC)  USA

See full details on our SUMMER SCHOOL pages

More Lecturers being confirmed in Cyber impacts, combatting Sexual Exploitation, Child Soldiers, Unaccompanied Minors across Europe,  Development concerns and Social Protection, Best practice guidelines for Child Safeguarding, the Psychological impacts of Migratory journeys and exploitation,   Including survivors in the Research process, vulnerabilities and capabilities of Faith Based Organisations.

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tell me more‘The most wonderful week
packed with learning, and opportunities to interrogate top people about how Human Trafficking works – and how it can be addressed’
2016 Delegate from Germany

‘Unforgettable and unmissable – this week set me up for the NGO project work I am now heading up – thank you so much everyone involved for a great week.’
2016 Delegate from London


Cambridge University and its Colleges, a perfect setting for study and discussion, with a subject area of immense urgency and importance.
Cambridge University and its Colleges, a perfect setting for study and discussion, with a subject area of immense urgency and importance.




On these pages you will be able to

  • Explore in greater detail a range of resources available for understanding Human Trafficking as it is being practiced today
  • Lock in with other practitioners and academics who are investigating and through enhanced understanding developing tools to challenge the multiple pathways which Human Trafficking undermines our societies and the lives of those who are trafficked
  • Follow news gleaned from across the world on the latest developments emerging from our range of associated centres, academics and practioners
  • Connect with our network on face book, linked-in and twitter
  • Submit your academy’s resources or publications for review and hosting
  • Discover a range of conferences, events and webinars which are available to enhance your own and your organisation’s understanding about Human Trafficking and emerging best practice in response
  • Become part of a growing network of those who are informed and able to raise responsibly their national response to Human Trafficking in the context of an international community of expertise.Are you a professional, academic or NGO practitioner working on countering Human Trafficking ?  why not connect with our LINKED-in NETWORK on