Rise in child trafficking

A GROWING number of child trafficking cases are coming to light, a refugee charity warned today.

But it remains a "hidden problem", according to the Scottish Refugee Council, which is hoping the success of the play Roadkill will help raise awareness of the issue.

Forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude are the main reasons behind the trade in trafficked children, the group said.

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Clare Tudor, children's policy officer for the Scottish Refugee Council, said: "We are seeing an increase in the number of young people we work with coming forward to disclose that they have been trafficked."