Research Report

Child Trafficking in Scotland



Rigby P, Malloch M, Beetham T & Callaghan J (2020) Child Trafficking in Scotland. Scottish Government. Social Research. Edinburgh.

First paragraph: The Scottish Government Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy (2017) identified the need for Scotland-wide research to explore experiences of child trafficking in Scotland. This study, commissioned by the Scottish Government, aimed to provide an overview of how many children and young people had been identified as victims of human trafficking, to establish their geographic and demographic routes into Scotland and their experiences of professional responses. The research employed case file analysis and interviews with young people and professionals to illuminate these issues. For the index time-period for the research, no UK nationals were identified for the case file analysis. Consequently, the focus of the research was on children and young people who came to the UK across international borders.

Title of seriesSocial Research
Publication date15/10/2020
Publisher URL…otland-research/
Place of publicationEdinburgh
ISSN of series2045-6964

People (4)


Dr Tanya Beetham
Dr Tanya Beetham

Research Fellow, Social Work

Professor Jane Callaghan
Professor Jane Callaghan

Director Child Wellbeing & Protection, Social Work

Professor Margaret Malloch
Professor Margaret Malloch

Professor, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Dr Paul Rigby
Dr Paul Rigby

Senior Lecturer, Social Work