SPC were invited by the Dutch Police to deliver training and awareness programme for mayors of Dutch municipalities facing challenges of child trafficking within Roma communities.
The training took place in Amsterdam on the 25th October. Alongside the mayors were authority officials, members of the Dutch police service and partners.
SPC designed the training programme, delivered content and provided expert knowledge in workshops.
Those present are facing huge criminal and social challenges with emerging migrant communities. Like other EU member states their systems are set up for dealing primarily with their domestic population and structures. The Dutch police have developed an excellent forward thinking engagement programme that is victim focused, however the audience was shocked to discover how organised the networks are and the involvement or organised criminal gangs.
They will be taking the outcomes forward to develop new strategies and policies on the issue.