Campaign news: Government “does not back” end to detention of trafficking victims. Rejects calls for 12 months’ victim support.

This week, we are saddened by the Government’s response to our Anti Slavery Day joint letter, supported by more than 50+ experts by experience, academics, NGOs and law firms. The coalition of advocates called on Government to back provisions in the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill, which would guarantee all human trafficking survivors a minimumContinue reading “Campaign news: Government “does not back” end to detention of trafficking victims. Rejects calls for 12 months’ victim support.”

Hidden Futures: UK MPs and Lords misled on trafficking data “25 times” since Modern Slavery Act

A new report by After Exploitation highlights the “routine” denial and supression of modern slavery data by Government. Hidden Futures: How Data Denial Threatens the Fight Against Slavery highlights how repeated refusals to share data on the UK’s slavery response has allowed the detention and deportation of trafficking victims to continue without political challenge. DrawingContinue reading “Hidden Futures: UK MPs and Lords misled on trafficking data “25 times” since Modern Slavery Act”

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””