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"

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 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

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

Open letter: NGOs call for data transparency and “reconsideration” of Home Office trafficking and detention decision-making

Our letter, published in Indy Voices today: We are deeply concerned by the Government’s response to a new report outlining the detention of 507 potential victims of human trafficking in 2018 alone.[1] Last week the Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes MP, clarified that “479 [potential victims of trafficking] received a positive decision on reasonable … Continue reading Open letter: NGOs call for data transparency and “reconsideration” of Home Office trafficking and detention decision-making

Government response to trafficking victims held in detention “deeply concerning”

After Exploitation is deeply concerned by the government’s response to our report, Supported or Deported?, which found that 507 individuals were recognised by the Home Office as potential victims of human trafficking when entering detention or whilst within detention. Yesterday, Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes MP told Parliament: “Home Office correspondence in that … Continue reading Government response to trafficking victims held in detention “deeply concerning”