Loose the Chains

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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.

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UN’s 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women

23rd Nov 2018
James Mildred

By Stuart Weir, CARE for Scotland Director #HearMeToo

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Sex crimes double in Britain’s only red light district

19th Nov 2018
James Mildred

The number of sex crimes in Holbeck, where you find Britain’s only official red-light district have more than doubled since the experiment was introduced.

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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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First man in UK convicted for paying for sex loses appeal against conviction

11th Oct 2018
Public Affairs

Yesterday, James Maloney lost his appeal after challenging his conviction for a three month prison sentence. Mr Maloney is the first person in the UK to be jailed for trying to pay for sexual services.