Working with trafficked children and young people: complexities in practice
AuthorsPearce, Jenny J.
trafficking of children and young people
child sexual exploitation
unaccompanied asylum seeking children
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CitationPearce, J. (2011) 'Working with Trafficked Children and Young People: Complexities in Practice'. British Journal of Social Work 41 (8):1424
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
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