Analysis: Non-EU trafficking claim rejections “five times more likely” than amongst UK Nationals’

New analysis by After Exploitation finds that the UK’s modern slavery framework rejects nearly five times more trafficking claims from non-European Union nationals than it does Brits. Our briefing examines the statistics, and explores the challenges facing ‘rejected’ survivors during the pandemic. This month, a widely-reported data release by Government revealed that a staggering 10,627 … Continue reading Analysis: Non-EU trafficking claim rejections “five times more likely” than amongst UK Nationals’

Coronavirus briefing: "Suspend 'Hostile Environment' to safeguard modern slavery victims"

After Exploitation is calling on the Government to suspend Hostile Environment policies during the Coronavirus. The move would play a role in safeguarding vulnerable people, including survivors of modern slavery who may not be engaging with support through disignated channels such as the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Our briefing, released today, outlines the ways in … Continue reading Coronavirus briefing: "Suspend 'Hostile Environment' to safeguard modern slavery victims"

FOI release: 1,256 potential trafficking victims detained last year

1,256 potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking were held in prison-like settings under Immigration Powers last year, according to newly-released Home Office data. ·      At least 1,256 potential slavery victims were held in prison-like settings in 2019 due to their immigration status, according to new FOIs secured by After Exploitation ·      Charities argue detention safeguards are “still failing” … Continue reading FOI release: 1,256 potential trafficking victims detained last year

Victim Support (Modern Slavery) Bill: After Exploitation welcomes calls for data transparency

After Exploitation are pleased to join the Free For Good campaign, which has played a vital role in supporting Lord McColl’s Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill. The proposed law and would provide victims of modern slavery with a minimum of 12 months’ support, and guaranteed protection from deportation or detention within that time. The Bill … Continue reading Victim Support (Modern Slavery) Bill: After Exploitation welcomes calls for data transparency

After Exploitation responds to Essex lorry deaths

Last week, 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex, suspected to have been trafficked. Like so many others watching the new unfold, we have been horrified by the details of this case. Now, we are resolute in asking the Government to introduce policies which will help tackle modern slavery rather than … Continue reading After Exploitation responds to Essex lorry deaths

Intersectionality on Anti Slavery Day: Do we overlook LGBTQ+ Survivors?

By Will Davies Modern slavery is recognised, across the board, as an experience which creates new vulnerabilities and exacerbates existing ones. These vulnerabilities, such as insecure immigration status, can make it difficult for victims of this crime to access support and justice.One other overlooked ‘sub-group’ within the survivor community are LGBT+ individuals who face additional … Continue reading Intersectionality on Anti Slavery Day: Do we overlook LGBTQ+ Survivors?

Open letter: Government must release data on slavery

More than 30 organisations have signed an open letter and petition, asking the UK government to publish vital data on what happens to human trafficking victims. We ask that the UK Government release data on victims of human trafficking and slavery Human trafficking is recognised as a serious criminal offence, which often leaves survivors with … Continue reading Open letter: Government must release data on slavery