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Concern for victims of trafficking raised in debate on homelessness bill
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
Significant failings in Border Force action on human trafficking
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.
Trafficked asylum seekers are being housed in unsuitable accommodation
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 people at risk of modern day slavery – new report
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.
Anti-Slavery Commissioner calls on Government to reform process for identifying and supporting victims
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
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
Despite rise in trafficking for forced labour, global majority of victims are women and girls trafficked into sexual exploitation
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.
MP calls on Government to help victims of trafficking access assistance via the jobcentre
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.
More than a quarter of trafficked children went missing from care last year
A new report from the charities ECPAT UK and Missing People has revealed high numbers of trafficked children are still going missing from local authority care – and many have never been found.
Coercion in pornography raised in Parliament
This week, during the final day of the House of Commons Committee debate on the Digital Economy Bill the issue of coercion and trafficking of “performers” in pornographic films was raised.