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Theresa May pledges £33m boost for fight against slavery in Britain

The battle against modern slavery in Britain is to get a £33m boost, Theresa May has announced.

Slavery and human trafficking claims 'not investigated properly'

Reports of human trafficking and modern slavery in Britain are not being investigated properly, the UK’s anti-slavery commissioner has said.

Congratulations ATLEU - Legal Aid Firm of the Year

A huge congratulations to the Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU) on winning legal aid firm/not-for-profit agency at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards 2016 for all their tremendous work representing victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. 

Vatican Judicial Summit on Human Trafficking

 

US State Department publishes Trafficking in Persons Report

The US State Department has highlighted the inadequacies of the UK's long-term support for victims of human trafficking in its 2016 Trafficking in Persons report. 

Nominations open for Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards 2016

Th Foundation is beginning to make plans for Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. As ever, we will be marking the occasion with our annual Media Awards.

The gangsters on our doorstep

In the bleak flatlands of East Anglia, migrant workers are controlled by criminal gangs, and some are forced to commit crimes to pay off their debts. This is what happens when cheap labour is our only priority.

'We are hopeful now': brothers freed from slavery seek British policy change

Edgaras and Edvinas Subatkis spent most of their time walking. If it rained they would spend a few hours in the library. During the day, they slept on benches or under bridges, but at night they kept walking.

Boys Don't Cry: Improving identification and disclosure of sexual exploitation among boys and young men trafficked to the UK

This report focusses on the issue of boys and young men who have been trafficked into the UK and who experience sexual exploitation.

UK Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre Due to launch late 2016

In December 2015, Polaris, UK Home Secretary Theresa May, and Google.org announced a plan to launch an enhanced UK Modern Slavery Helpline and Polaris issued a request for proposals from UK NGOs interested in operating it.

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