News from the Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner

The Commissioner has made a public statement calling the Government for more comprehensive eligibility criteria for the transfer of vulnerable children from Europe, under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016:

Together with the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, the Commissioner recently completed an inspection of UK Border Force’s identification and treatment of potential victims of modern slavery at the border. Findings are detailed in a report laid before Parliament today.

Full inspection report:

UK Government response:

Last week a report called “Understanding and Responding to Modern Slavery within Homelessness Sector”, commissioned by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and produced by The Passage, was published. The report makes 12 recommendations. These include closer working between local authorities and police to raise awareness of modern slavery; appropriate data collection to increase understanding of the links between homelessness and modern slavery; awareness raising among the homeless so that they can understand the risks of exploitation; long-term support provision for victims of modern slavery; and establishment of partnerships across homelessness charities, anti-slavery organisations, police, local authorities and other relevant actors in order to address gaps in support.

Research report:

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