Statutory guidance

Interim guidance for Independent Child Trafficking Guardians

Guidance on roles and responsiblities of Independent Child Trafficking Guardians (ICTGs).



The interim guidance will support Independent Child Trafficking Guardians (ICTGs), identifying their respective roles and responsibilities as well as those of public authorities and other related agencies and their staff who work with trafficked children within the ICTG Sites.

The Welsh version of the interim guidance has been unpublished while it is updated to incorporate the changes brought in from 8 November 2021.

This guidance is published under Section 49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will provide the framework required for both the ICTG and the ICTG Sites to function, enabling the service to be implemented effectively.

Published 27 January 2017
Last updated 18 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated following addition of new sites.

  2. Guidance updated to incorporate operational changes to decision-making.

  3. The ICTG service is being expanded in additional areas. The updated ICTG guidance reflects this expansion together with some changes to the service model and the referral process.

  4. Interim guidance for Independent Child Trafficking Guardians early adopter sites Welsh version added.

  5. Added interim guidance for independent child trafficking guardians early adopter sites. Removed interim guidance for the 3 Independent Child Trafficking Advocates early adopter sites.

  6. Updated Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTA) referral form.

  7. Updated referral form for England added.

  8. Updated English language trafficking referral form

  9. Updated referral form published.

  10. First published.