End abuse, exploitations, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

CSO data

Status: Incidences increasing

16.2.1 21,186 referrals to Child Protection and Welfare Services during Q2 20221; 1,293 (6%) more than Q1 2022 (19,893) and the highest number for all quarters Q1 2021 – Q2 2022.

16.2.2 In Ireland, there were 44 victims of human trafficking identified by An Garda Síochána in 2021,an increase of 6 on 2020.

16.2.3 No data

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