Trafficking is where children and young people are tricked, forced or persuaded to leave their homes and are moved or transported and then exploited, forced to work or sold. It can happen to anyone. A child could only be taken next door or down the road – it’s still classed as trafficking.
Young people who are being trafficked/exploited often use public transport (trains, buses and taxis) to get around. Find out more about safeguarding young people on public transport and how to spot the signs of exploitation.