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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland

Anti-Slavery Commissioner calls on Government to reform process for identifying and supporting victims

24th Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

CARE warmly welcomes recent comments from Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner describing the process through which victims of human trafficking are identified and supported as “cumbersome” saying “the time has come for a

Support for Human Trafficking Victims is Inadequate – MPs told

11th Jan 2017
Rachael Adams

The Prime Minister has pledged that Britain will “lead the way in defeating modern slavery” which she has called the “greatest human rights issue of our time”, but today MPs were warned that unless access to aftercare for rescued victims is improved

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Despite rise in trafficking for forced labour, global majority of victims are women and girls trafficked into sexual exploitation

4th Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

The latest UN Global Report on Trafficking in Persons has highlighted an increase in the number of men being identified as victims of trafficking around the world, and also higher rates of trafficking for forced labour. 

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MP calls on Government to help victims of trafficking access assistance via the jobcentre

16th Dec 2016
Louise Gleich

This week during Prime Minister’s Questions Heidi Allen MP urged the Prime Minister to help victims of trafficking get access to benefits and assistance once they leave the 45 day reflection and recovery period.