Child trafficking on the rise - Barnardo's
13 January 2013 Last updated at 06:31 GMT
Children's charity, Barnardo's, says there has been an alarming rise in youngsters being sexually exploited.
It said the number of victims known to the charity increased by 22% last year, and there had been a sharp rise in vulnerable children being trafficked within the UK.
The Home Office says significant progress is being made to implement a national action plan to tackle the problem.
But Barnardo's is calling on the government to do more to protect young people.
Mike Sergeant reports.