Modern Slavery Bill still selling victims short

Victims of human trafficking across England and Wales are in danger of missing out on the rights currently enjoyed by those in Northern Ireland, according to leading anti-trafficking charity CARE.

The Modern Slavery Bill report stage will take place in the House of Lords today, with a range of amendments under discussion including one tabled by Lord McColl of Dulwich that seeks to ensure victim support is made a statutory requirement.

Latest Government amendments, tabled last week would see enabling powers for the Home Secretary to create regulations for victim support, but this is not the same as actually placing a duty on the Secretary of State to provide support for victims in British law.



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