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Child trafficking on the rise - Barnardo's

Children's charity, Barnardo's, says there has been an alarming rise in youngsters being sexually exploited.

It said the number of victims known to the charity increased by 22% last year, and there had been a sharp rise in vulnerable children being trafficked within the UK.

The Home Office says significant progress is being made to implement a national action plan to tackle the problem.

But Barnardo's is calling on the government to do more to protect young people.

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 13 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK