Citation Rigby P (2010) Human Trafficking: A Role for Youth and Criminal Justice Workers?. Towards Effective Practice, Paper 11. Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland.
Abstract The illegal trading of people is a global problem, thought to be the third largest illegal trade after drugs and weapons smuggling. Scotland is not immune from the issue of human trafficking and a number of government initiatives and research reports have documented cases and responses, although knowledge and understanding remains limited. This paper briefly outlines the issue of trafficking, before discussing the potential role of youth and criminal justice workers in helping to identify and support victims in Scotland.