The term Modern Slavery captures a whole range of types of exploitation, many of which occur together. These include but are not limited to:
- Sexual exploitation
- Forced Labour
- Domestic servitude
- Criminal exploitation
- Other forms of exploitation: organ removal; forced begging; forced benefit fraud; forced marriage and illegal adoption
Modern Slavery is included within the Care Act Safeguarding enquiry duties, while the Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidated the current offences relating to trafficking and slavery. Its key areas include:
- two new civil orders to prevent modern slavery
- an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
- provision for the protection of modern slavery victims.
We have created a Modern Slavery resource sheet assembling key legislation and resources. You can download this resource sheet by clicking the link below.