The anti-slavery sector has expressed concern about the inclusion of modern slavery in the Nationality and Borders Bill and the preoccupation with viewing modern slavery through an immigration lens.
The new Bill will mean thousands of victims of modern slavery missing out on the support they deserve, and criminals free to exploit them further. Many of these people are from the UK.
Read more in this Consideration Paper prepared by The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham and the Human Trafficking Foundation:
MPs have the chance to amend this law but they need to act quickly. SOHTIS along with over 100 anti-slavery NGO’s in the UK, lead by The Human Trafficking Foundation, are requesting that changes are made to the Bill.
Whilst NGO’s carry out research and write to the UK Government it is crucial that we add as many voices as soon as possible, keeping up the pressure on MPs over the next few weeks.
Effecting change will take us all working together
and so there is something you can do!
Thanks to the Human Trafficking Foundation we have a ready made way for you to contact your constituency MP.
Victims of human trafficking and modern slavery are some of the most vulnerable in our society. They are not only hidden they are also unheard! Please join our campaign to protect their human rights and our ability to identify, recover and support them.
For more information contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have suspicions, or concerns about anyone in your neighbourhood or your contact the MODERN SLAVERY HELPLINE on 08000 121 700, if there is immediate danger contact
POLICE SCOTLAND on 999