Working with Trafficked Minors

Last updated on October 13, 2021

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ International Convention on the Rights of the Child (Convention internationale sur les droits de l'enfant) sets out the internationally revised children’s rights.

Anti-Slavery International’s Child Domestic Workers: A Handbook on Good Practice in Programme Interventions. Child domestic workers are now recognised as among the most numerous of all child workers, and information is included on “good practices,” crisis intervention and reaching child domestic workers.

Save the Children’s Responding to Child Trafficking is an introductory handbook to children’s rights-based interventions drawn from Save the Children’s experiences in Southeast Europe. It was created in an attempt to strengthen national and regional responses to child trafficking.

Published as part of the Project for the Prevention of Adolescence Trafficking (PPAT), Smooth Flight: A Guide to Preventing Youth Trafficking is a three part manual defining human trafficking, prevention strategies and advocacy and rights of trafficked persons.

Terre des Hommes International Federation created Kids as Commodities? Child Trafficking and What to Do About It (Les enfants, une marchandise?). This article directly relates to child trafficking: why children are vulnerable, who is aiding in the trafficking of minors, and what is being done to identify, rescue and protect children of trafficking.

Shared Hope International exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. They are a part of a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness.

The Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal (Portail canadien de la recherche en protection de l'enfance) provides provincial and territorial contact information for children suspected of maltreatment.

The UNICEF’s Guidelines on the Protection of Child Victims of Trafficking sets out standards for good practice with respect to protection of and assistance to trafficked children and is based on international human rights instruments.

The UNICEF’s Let’s Talk: Developing Effective Communication with Child Victims of Abuse and Human Trafficking is a practical handbook for social workers, police and other professionals. It discusses how to prepare a child for an interview throughout many stages.

The Canadian Council for Refugees produced a document entitled Canada’s Treatment of Non-Citizen Children (Le traitement des enfants non-citoyens au Canada) that addresses the fair and equal treatment of refugee and immigrant children.


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