Effects of child trafficking
Child trafficking can have long-lasting and devastating effects.
Being kept captive or living or working in poor conditions can have a serious impact on a child's mental and physical health. They also be suffering from the effects of multiple forms of abuse and neglect.
Children may feel distressed and alienated if they have been separated from their families, friends, communities and cultures.
They will often have had no access to education or opportunity for social and emotional development.
Effects of domestic servitude and forced labour
Children exploited for domestic servitude and forced labour can suffer physical injuries, develop problems with their emotional health and be denied access to an education.
Effects of sexual exploitation
Children trafficked for sexual exploitation are at high risk of prolonged periods of sexual violence causing physical injuries, sexually transmitted infections and, for girls, multiple pregnancies. Find out more about the effects of child sexual exploitation.