Loose the Chains

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UN Anti Trafficking Day: Let this be a call to action to protect and assist people still trapped in modern slavery

28th Jul 2017
Rachael Adams

Let's Resolve to use the McColl Bill to deliver proper support for the Victims of Trafficking 30th July marks the UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

Dr Gordon Macdonald: Legislate to beat the human traffickers

27th Jul 2017
Rachael Adams

Human trafficking is an abhorrent crime; it involves stripping away the human rights, dignity and freedom of a person and subjugates them to complete control by a person or gang.

US Trafficking In Persons Report 2017 front cover

United States calls on UK to improve support for victims of trafficking

30th Jun 2017
Louise Gleich

In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report the US State Department has recommended the UK Government take steps to improve the support available for victims.

Woman counselling another woman

Legislation proposed to increase support for victims of modern day slavery

27th Jun 2017
Louise Gleich

Yesterday in the House of Lords, a Bill was introduced which aims to improve the support available for adult victims of modern day slavery.

Scales of Justice

Prosecution for paying for sexual services brought forward in Northern Ireland

23rd Jun 2017
Louise Gleich

This week the Belfast Telegraph has reported that the first prosecution for paying for sexual services under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (on which CARE was privileged to advise Lord Morrow) has been brought in Northern Ireland. 

New Scottish initiative puts significant pressure on Government to increase support for trafficking victims

20th Jun 2017
Rachael Adams

Scotland’s doubling of support for victims of trafficking puts significant pressure on Westminster to increase the support it currently gives to trafficking victims in England and Wales.

Woman looking into distance

Scotland doubles support for victims of trafficking

16th Jun 2017
Louise Gleich

Michael Matheson, Scotland's Justice Secretary, announced this week that the Scottish Government will be increasing the minimum period of support for adult victims of trafficking from 45 days to 90 days.  

MPs Report Warns Urgent Reform is Needed as Insufficient Support is Leaving Human Trafficking Victims Destitute and their Traffickers Unpunished

2nd May 2017
Rachael Adams

In a report published on Sunday, MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee have described ‘inexcusable’ failures in the system which leaves many victims destitute and see their traffickers go unpunished.

CARE speaks to Christian Today urging next government to increase support for victims of human trafficking

2nd May 2017
Rachael Adams

CARE's Senior Policy Officer Louise Gleich was quoted on Christian Today, urging the next government to make increasing support for victims of human trafficking a priority. 

Woman looking out of a window

Home Secretary promises to improve trafficking victims’ access to support

13th Apr 2017
Louise Gleich

CARE welcomes the statement made today by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP, that the Government will take action to improve the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) through which victims of human trafficking are able to receive support.

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