After Exploitation data shows 1 in 5 potential slavery victims “identified but not referred for support”

New data obtained by After Exploitation reveals that 1 in 5 (19%) potential slavery victims identified by UK authorities are not referred into the framework designed to provide them with legal assistance, counselling and safe housing. 4,355 potential slavery victims were identified in a four-month period last year, but 1 in 5 (19%, n =Continue reading “After Exploitation data shows 1 in 5 potential slavery victims “identified but not referred for support””

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 BillContinue reading “Victim Support (Modern Slavery) Bill: After Exploitation welcomes calls for data transparency”

Open letter: Government must release data on slavery

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 a legacy of physical and emotional abuse. Yet, we now know that many rebuilding their lives after slavery must also live with the threat of deportationContinue 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 reasonableContinue 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 thatContinue reading “Government response to trafficking victims held in detention “deeply concerning””