– Have no access to their parents or guardians;
– Look intimidated and behave in a way that does not correspond with behaviour typical of children their age;
– Have no friends of their own age outside of work;
– Have no access to education;
– Have no time for playing;
– Live apart from other children and in substandard accommodations;
– Eat apart from other members of the “family”;
– Be given only leftovers to eat;
– Be engaged in work that is not suitable for children;
– Travel unaccompanied by adults;
– Travel in groups with persons who are not relatives.
– The presence of child-sized clothing typically worn for doing manual or sex work;
– The presence of toys, beds and children’s clothing in inappropriate places such as brothels and factories;
– The claim made by an adult that he or she has “found” an unaccompanied child;
– The finding of unaccompanied children carrying telephone numbers for calling taxis;
– The discovery of cases involving illegal adoption.