Loose the Chains

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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. 

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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.

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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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France: Over 900 people arrested for buying sex in first year of new law

13th Apr 2017
Louise Gleich

On 13 April 2016, France introduced a law making it an offence to pay for sexual services.  One year on, leading charities report that 937 individuals have been arrested for the offence with most admitting their guilt and being fined.

Baroness Butler-Sloss speaking in the House of Lords

Concern for victims of trafficking raised in debate on homelessness bill

24th Feb 2017
Louise Gleich

During a debate on the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the House of Lords today Baroness Butler-Sloss highlighted the plight of victims of trafficking who end up on the streets at the end of the 45 day period of support in a safe house through the Nat

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Significant failings in Border Force action on human trafficking

3rd Feb 2017
Louise Gleich

A joint inquiry by the Chief Inspector of Borders and the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has found a catalogue of poor performance by Border Force “may be failing potential victims” of human trafficking.

Woman looking out of a window

Trafficked asylum seekers are being housed in unsuitable accommodation

31st Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

A parliamentary report about accommodation services for asylum seekers has highlighted key problems in the provision of housing especially in meeting the needs of vulnerable people like victims of trafficking.

Homeless man in subway

Homeless people at risk of modern day slavery – new report

26th Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

Research published today by leading homelessness charity The Passage, at the request of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, has highlighted the vulnerability of homeless people to trafficking and exploitation.