According to national statistical data reported to GRETA, 4361 children were identified as victims of human trafficking in 12 States Parties to the Convention between 2012 and 2015. On average, children represented a quarter of the identified victims of human trafficking, but there were important variations between countries. Data and research show that children are being trafficked transnationally, as well as internally, for different forms of exploitation (sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude, forced begging, forced criminal activities, forced marriage).
GRETA decided to pay particular attention to measures taken by State Parties to address the vulnerability of children to trafficking. Based on the findings from its second round country evaluation reports published by the end of 2016, GRETA dedicated a thematic section in its 6th General Report to the issue of trafficking in children.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYINTRODUCTIONTRENDS REGARDING CHILD TRAFFICKINGPREVENTION OF CHILD TRAFFICKING
Awareness raising, education and training
Targeted prevention for children at risk through social, economic and other measures
Children not registered at birth
Children in street situations
Children placed in institutions
Children from disadvantaged communities
Unaccompanied or separated children and irregular migrant children
MEASURES TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE RIGHTS OF CHILD VICTIMS
Protection of the private life and identity of child victims
Recovery and reflection period
Compensation and legal redress
Repatriation and return
PROTECTION OF CHILD VICTIMS AND WITNESSES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGSNON-PUNISHMENT PROVISIONCONCLUDING REMARKS