|End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT UK)
|Alias:||ECPAT UK (working name)|
|Activity:||We are a leading children’s rights organisation working against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK and on its international aspects. in particular, we focus on the protection of trafficked children and children exploited in tourism and the prevention of such crimes.|
|The charity’s objects (“the objects”) are to relieve those children in need as the trustees determine from time to time and to advance education in particular but not exclusively by raising awareness on the international aspects of the commercial sexual exploitation of children, to thereby protect such individuals from harm and preventing their suffering.|
|Accounts:||31 Mar 2010|
|Registrar:||Charity Commission 1104948|
ECPAT carries out research, provides training and advocacy, campaigns, lobbies the government, and is involved with government agencies and public bodies in a variety of ways.
About half its income in 2009/10 came from The Body Shop, and it reports an important partnership with ABTA (“The Travel Association”) without disclosing the financial details. It also acknowledges the support of several other grant-making charities, particularly for its parliamentary and campaigning work.
Although ECPAT’s accounts are not as clearly set out as they could be, although it does acknowledge the support of the former Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education), and although future European Commission funding is mentioned as a possibility, there is no evidence of state funding in the accounts that are currently available.