In Belgium, victims of trafficking can benefit from special support and protection (Loi sur l’accès au territoire, le séjour, l’établissement et l’éloignement des étrangers, 1980).
This procedure consists in three different steps.
- the humanitarian aspect: reception and support to facilitate integration in Belgium.
- the administrative aspect: steps to possibly obtain an illimited residence permit in Belgium.
- the judiciary aspect: judiciary procedure during which perpetrators may be prosecuted / convicted. Being recognized as a victim of trafficking leads to the possibility of claiming compensation for the harm suffered.
To access this procedure, the victim must meet three conditions:
- to no longer be in touch with perpetrators
- to be supported by a reception centre for victims of trafficking.
- to collaborate with the relevant authorities.
Only about ten children benefit from this procedure every year: many victims are not identified as such or do not meet the above conditions.
In case of suspicion, contact one of the three specialized centers for victims of human trafficking.
- PAG-ASA: Rue des Alexiens, 16 1000 Brussels Tel. 02 511 64 642.
- Sürya: Rue Rouveroy 2 4000 Liège Tel. 04 232 40 303.
- Payoke: Leguit 4 2000 Antwerp Tel. 03 201 16 90
OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS
Esperanto: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 0473 40 00 66
Shelter for minors victims of human trafficking (Wallonia)
Minor-Ndako: email@example.com Tel. 02.503.56.29
Reception centre for unaccompanied foreign minors, including victims of trafficking (Flanders)
Need information on the care (psychological, social, legal) of unaccompanied foreign minors?
firstname.lastname@example.org – 078 15 43 24
To report an unaccompanied foreign minor (7 days a week, 24 hours a day)
For information on his care (psychological, social, legal) (from 9:00 to 17:00)
+32 472 72 03 58
Tuesday: 18h -20h