Greater awareness needed for children exploited through human trafficking

Children's charity NSPCC Wales has called for greater awareness of children who may be exploited through human trafficking.

This comes as figures from the National Crime Agency has revealed that 26 of the 134 potential trafficking victims referred to authorities in Wales were children.

Child trafficking is a form of child abuse and involves children being groomed, recruited and transported across borders or withing countries for the purposes of activities like forced labour or sexual exploitation.

The International Labour Organisation estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally.

Vivienne Laing, head of policy at NSPCC Wales.