Human Trafficking

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Role of victim support crucial to prosecuting modern slavery successfully

7th Dec 2018
James Mildred

A new report has found that we cannot effectively address trafficking nor convict traffickers if we do not look after the victims.

WATCH: Govt urged to back vital modern slavery victims Bill

23rd Nov 2018
James Mildred

In a new video Lord McColl of Dulwich, the Peer behind the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill argues that current modern slavery laws provide inadequate protection for victims. He also explains why his Bill can help address this shortcoming.     

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Criminalising the purchase of sex will help end human trafficking

16th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

A new report has found that criminalising the purchase of sex is the most effective way to end demand and effectively tackle human trafficking.

BBC drama highlights reality of modern slavery in the UK

9th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

The grim reality of trafficking for sexual exploitation was shown in the powerful drama ‘Doing Money’ broadcast on BBC 2 this week.

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Support for child victims of trafficking on “cliff edge”

9th Nov 2018
Rachael Adams

This week the Home Affairs Select Committee continued its inquiry on modern slavery, hearing from experts who highlighted startling gaps in support for child victims of trafficking.

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MPs hear how modern slavery victims are let down by Govt

26th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

This week MPs heard evidence from charities CARE works with via the Free for Good campaign and former Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland on how the current system was letting down victims of modern slavery.

CARE calls for a week of prayer to mark Anti-Slavery Day

19th Oct 2018
James Mildred

Christian charity CARE is today (Thursday October 18) calling for the church to commemorate Anti-Slavery Day 2018 by dedicating time both this week and especially this coming Sunday to pray for victims of modern slavery.

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Modern Slavery: where do we go from here?

15th Oct 2018
Louise Gleich

Three years ago new legislation was passed across the UK to strengthen efforts to combat human trafficking and exploitation.  This Anti-Slavery Day we take a look back at what has been achieved and what still needs to be done.

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MPs show support for Lord McColl’s Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill

10th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

In a wide-ranging Westminster Hall debate last night on tackling modern slavery, MPs from across the House voiced concern that victims of modern slavery were being left destitute because of a lack of statutory support.

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Government urged to back Bill to end brutal re-trafficking cycle

9th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

In a major debate on modern slavery taking place at Westminster today, MPs will call on the Government to throw its full backing behind new legislation that will massively improve levels of support given to victims of modern slavery.

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