CCARHT is regularly commissioned to write reports and undertake fresh bespoke research on various aspects of Trafficking in Human Beings.
Reports in 2016
CCARHT is currently working on a number of projects amongst which is a report on the potential role of the Pentecostal Churches in the UK to play an enhanced role in supplying awareness into their communities of the various manifestations of Human Trafficking. CCARHT has also a number of young researchers working on team looking at the role of small business to improve population stabilisation, thus decreasing the supply of vulnerable people into the forced labour chain, and researching the mobilisation of the Nordic Model – in the prosecution of the purchaser of sexual services – from small State application into Canada and France. CCARHT’s team of associate researchers is open to invitations to collaborate on multilateral research projects in any of the main spheres of human trafficking impact.
Labour Trafficking and Multi Agency Cooperation TEAMWORK!
January 2016 saw the publication of the following Report from the Netherlands – in co-operation with a panel of experts gathered from Luxembourg, Slovakia and Malta, whose countries will take on the EU presidency in the periods before and after that now being run out by the Netherlands. TEAMWORK is a multidisciplinary cooperation against trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation. The manual is designed to strengthen multidisciplinary cooperation against trafficking for labour exploitation, and was commissioned in preparation for the Netherlands presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2016.
Any who would like to comment on this report are welcome to be in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to extend our understanding of what works and what has proved disappointing and in need of development in Multi Agency Co-operation – as we drive forward our own research into deepening early detection and enhanced victim care through co-operative working in the public sector across from public protection, and prosecution services, to public health, employment, business regulators and recruitment services.
Anti-Trafficking Intervention Programme Targeted to Vulnerable Children
Editorial overview and Introduction
‘A superb, accessible and comprehensive overview of trafficking and its risks for children in Europe today’ Reinhold Müller, Director, European Federation for Street Children (EFSC)
2015 saw the publication and presentation in Brussels of the resultes of a two year consultation sponsored by DG HOME, responding to the challenges of identifying young people at risk of human trafficking across the European Union. CCARHT was an expert editorial adviser in this project, and our CEO, Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford authored the Executive Summary, Introduction and partnered EFSC in the oversight of this work.
The resulting EU-transferable toolkit represents an innovative and highly useful practice-oriented manual in particular for social workers and other front line service providers who are involved in the prevention and protection of vulnerable children against trafficking in their daily work.
It contains 3 training modules for service providers working directly with vulnerable children. Significant improvements are offered in the methodologies which are presented in improving organisational capacity in identification, empowerment of first responders, ‘victim care and agency’ and that all important component of late modern bureaucracy and government resource allocation – data collection.
The report contains a training module directly targeted to empower children to avoid high-risk situations for them, and to enable them to self-disclose where they have encountered at risk environments or where trafficking risk is incipient. The toolkit includes practical annexes to be used during the training modules, as well as a useful summary of the relevant international and European legislation on child trafficking.
Participating countries for this DG funded programme were Slovakia, Poland, Malta, Portugal, UK, Italy and Greece.
The research and intervention programme was funded by the European Commission’s ISEC programme in the Prevention of and Fight against Crime
Major Sports and Counter Trafficking resilience building
One of the first of CCARHT’s reports was a comprehensive overview on the preparations for the London 2012 Olympics, and how this was managed across a multi-agency and strategically focussed Human Trafficking and London 2012 Network which brought together enforcement, not for profits organisations, faith sector alliances, social services, safeguarding children teams borough council representatives, and the Mayor of London’s Policing and Crime designated team to deliver a pro-active programme of resilience against Human Trafficking for the 2012 games. Get this on my kindle.
CCARHT is continuing to reach into the UN and other international bodies to promote a more pro-active engagement with major sporting events to build resilience in procurement and end delivery processes for these events. It is essential, but also a tough call, to close down trafficking and forced labour intrusion in the myriad of contracts and activities which make up the supply chain for delivery of these high profile events. With tight deadlines, high visibility and multiple million dollars surrounding the delivery of these events the stakes are high, and political will to delivery transparency and attention to all elements of supply and build needs to be clearly articulated and followed through. If this is an area in which you would be interested to become a research-policy associate with CCARHT please be in touch.