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.
The number of potential victims, detained in prison-like settings, since 2015.
The number of people identified as ‘potential victims’ who aren’t referred for support
The number of times MPs were denied slavery data later proven to be held
Laws ensuring survivors have a right to stay in the UK once recognised as a victim
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- Survivors behind bars: Nearly 3,000 potential trafficking victims detained since 2019Data obtained from the Home Office, via Freedom of Information (FOI) by After Exploitation and Women for Refugee Women, illustrates continued, wide-scale detention of potential and recognised trafficking victims inContinue reading “Survivors behind bars: Nearly 3,000 potential trafficking victims detained since 2019”
- Victory! Home Office data refusal is overturned· Home Office rejected Freedom of Information (FOI) request by NGO, After Exploitation, asking for immigration outcomes facing trafficking survivors · Director of After Exploitation, Maya Esslemont, was represented by lawyers at the CampaignContinue reading “Victory! Home Office data refusal is overturned”
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