Children’s rights and the current and possible impact of the work of the Children’s Commissioners on children caught up in modern slavery and exploitation.
SEMINAR: Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation
According to the NSPCC, ‘We don’t know exactly how many children have been trafficked into or within the UK. Trafficking is a hidden crime and recorded statistics are almost certainly an under-estimate.’ The UK has a range of strategies that aim to work towards eradicating modern slavery and the exploitation of children, including key links between the current modern slavery and exploitation agenda and the role of the four Children’s Commissioners. This event will present findings from four academics researching the work of the Children’s Commissioners in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The speakers will be:
• Professor Laura Lundy, Queens University, Belfast
• Dr Faith Gordon, University Of Westminster, London
• Tracy Kirk, University of Leeds
• Ally Dunhill, University of Hull
Please join us on Thursday April 12 at the Wilberforce Institute, Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull. HU1 1NE. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available from 4.15pm.
Free admission - all welcome