The UK Government records, but won’t publish, outcomes facing trafficking victims. This includes cases of wrongful detention, deportation, or failures by UK authorities to provide survivors with support.
At After Exploitation, we call on Government to regularly report long-term survivor outcomes. Until we secure transparency from Government, we are investigating these outcomes ourselves using Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, case files, local media reports and other means.
We are calling for Government to release evidence on the detention, deportation, and removal of victims. We also call on Government to publish support outcomes (such as safe house referrals).
Efforts should be made to ensure MPs, and FOI querents, are granted data where it is held.
Our research shows that survivors face a ‘support lottery’, once identified.
Government must back provisions for a 12 months’ minimum support and immigration leave, as in the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill.
Most survivors of slavery are non-UK nationals, and humane immigration policies should reflect this.
We ask Government to address the detention of vulnerable people, and renege on plans to prejudice asylum claims on the basis of entry.
potential victims, detained in prison-like settings, since January 2019.
‘suspected victims’ who were recognised but not referred for support last year
times, MPs have been denied slavery data we were later able to prove was held
dedicated immigration pathways are available to recognised survivors
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- Joint statement: ‘New Plan for Immigration’ poses risk to survivors of slaveryThis statement was originally published in Business Insider A joint statement signed by After Exploitation, Anti Slavery International, Focus on Labour Exploitation, Freedom United, Helen Bamber Foundation, Kalayaan, Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA),Continue reading “Joint statement: ‘New Plan for Immigration’ poses risk to survivors of slavery”
- New data: Majority of trafficking claims found to be ‘positive’ after reconsideration78% of challenged trafficking claims later found in favour of claimant 81% of reconsidered claims at initial ‘Reasonable Grounds’ stage are later positive, meaning potential survivors who should have been granted safeContinue reading “New data: Majority of trafficking claims found to be ‘positive’ after reconsideration”
- Joint statement on detention changesJoint statement regarding changes to the detention of vulnerable people, made without Parliamentary scrutiny, which specialist organisations predict will result in more trafficking victms being held behind bars: “We areContinue reading “Joint statement on detention changes”