10,000 Children Missing from UK Government Care Amid Child Trafficking Epidemic
Thousands of vulnerable children are trafficked and 'groomed' in UK
More than 10,000 children have mysteriously disappeared from government care last year as the child trafficking epidemic for elite pedophile rings in the UK becomes more obvious.
There are fears that thousands of vulnerable children are trafficked and 'groomed' as they slip off the radar from government 'care' in the UK.
As many as one in ten children in care disappeared without a trace in 2017 according to official figures, with many children disappearing several times a year.
The epidemic is not surprising when it was the discovered that Members of the Pedophile Asian grooming gang responsible for trafficking children for sex in the UK have received over $1 million in legal aid to help them defend criminal charges and fight deportation.
According to the DM: It comes amid concerns that young people are falling into the hands of gangs grooming children, following recent scandals in Rotherham and Telford.
Some of the children were reported missing for more than a month, the Daily Telegraph reports.
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There were 1,720 cases of children disappearing for more than a week, among 60,720 total reported disappearances last year, the Department for Education statistics show.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion, who has campaigned for child safety following the grooming scandal, said it was 'truly shocking' that so many children went missing.
'These children are under the guardianship of the state. The Government should be ashamed that it is failing them,' she said.
The Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, told the newspaper that schools and care workers needed to be able to recognise the signs of a vulnerable child who might be about to go missing.
It also comes amid reports that thousands of children and teenagers are rescued from slavery around Britain every year, but few of their captors ever face justice.
Just six per cent of crimes reported to police under the Modern Slavery Act led to prosecutions since it was introduced in 2015, The Times reports.
More than 1,500 potential victims and 110 suspects have been identified by the National Crime Agency in the Rotherham investigation, and figures are expected to rise further.
Earlier this year Paul Williamson, the senior investigating officer on Operation Stovewood, said 100 more officers were needed because a shortage of specially trained detectives meant many possible victims had not yet been contacted.
Meanwhile, it is thought that a sex gang-raped as many as 1,000 young girls over 40 years in Telford in what may be Britain's 'worst ever' child abuse scandal.
Telford's Conservative MP, Lucy Allan, has previously called for a Rotherham-style inquiry into the allegations and called the latest reports 'extremely serious and shocking'.