Stateless Black Caribbean Children in the uk Forced Into Lives Of Crime And Sex Work
There are two reasons for this problem arising. The first is when a young person is trafficked into the country. Because of the way they have been brought into here they feel they have no control. What often happens is that the person who brings them to the UK withholds their documents. If they manage to get away from the traffickers, it’s not uncommon to find them engaged in illegal activities such as cannabis planting or selling illegal dvds because they feel they can’t do anything else. Then there are other situations where a relative has brought someone to the UK using false documents. They are staying with a family but really they are being exploited as domestic servants. When the relationship breaks down and they are thrown out of the house that’s when they are likely to find themselves homeless or get involved in crime because there is often no way they can prove who they are.”Young people who arrive in the UK without the right documents face danger of exploitation and homelessness.