Guide to combat child trafficking across the EU

The Agency presented its draft practical guide to enhance transnational cooperation for child victims of trafficking or in need of protection in Brussels on 5 December at the EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator’s meeting with the Civil Society Platform.

Further discussions took place in working groups to discuss specific characteristics of child trafficking. Some of the challenges raised were the lack of guidance on how to deal with the use of surrogate mothers and the transfer of newborn babies across borders, dealing with child victims of trafficking when the family is involved in the exploitation, and prosecuting clients of child victims of sexual exploitation.

FRA and the EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator will publish the guide in the first half of 2019. It will provide guidance to address some of these challenges.