Modern Day Slavery Cases
Trafficked as a 5 year old child
G was trafficked into the UK and forced to work from the age of
5 years old. She worked as an unpaid maid for them and was
routinely beaten and abused. When she was a few years older she was
sold on to another family who treated her in a similarly horrific
fashion. This continued for 10 years.
Aged 15, she managed to escape and run away from the house she
was so scared of. Without money, language skills or an
understanding of normal life in the UK she lived on the streets
before being found and placed in the care of social services.
Through her Law Centre she applied for refugee status but disputes
over her age and lack of documentation caused many delays and
initial refusals. She has now been recognised as a victim of
trafficking and is beginning to build a new life.