Modern Slavery Bill Receives Royal Assent

CARE and other people and organisations are to be commended for their work on the Modern Slavery Bill.  It passed the Houses of Parliament and received Royal Assent.

Here is a quote from CARE’s own article about the passing of the Bill:

The Bill now makes it possible for regulations to be introduced to give victims legal rights to support and assistance and to govern the process through which a person is considered eligible for support (currently called the National Referral Mechanism and in the process of being re-organised).  CARE has long argued that a guarantee of minimum levels support for victims should be put into legislation.  We are disappointed that the Modern Slavery Bill does not do this, unlike the legislation in Northern Ireland and Scotland, but hope that a future Government will swiftly use the power in the Bill to bring in these regulations.



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