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Mayor appoints special envoys in fight against human trafficking

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, has appointed Anthony Steen CBE and Sir John Randall as special envoys to help tackle and raise awareness about human trafficking and modern day slavery.

Government rejects call to end UK tied visas for domestic workers

The government has rejected demands to end the overseas domestic worker “tied visa” system that is exposing thousands of women brought to Britain mainly by wealthy Gulf families to conditions of slavery and abuse.

Second Reading of Child Victims of Human Trafficking (Central Government Responsibility) Bill

The Child Victims of Human Trafficking (Central Government Responsibility) Bill, proposed by Peter Bone MP, had its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 29th January 2016.

UK immigration bill will play into hands of traffickers, anti-slavery experts warn

The government’s proposed immigration bill, due to have its first reading in the House of Lords this week, will hand “unbelievable control to traffickers” and make it harder for people to escape slavery in the UK, campaigners have warned.

Evaluation of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates trial: Final Report

This report presents findings from an evaluation of a one-year trial of the Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTA) service that took place across 23 local authority areas in England.

Independent Review of the Overseas Domestic Worker Visa

The government commissioned this review in March 2015 as part of its commitment to stop modern slavery in all its forms.

Government Launches Helpline To Tackle Modern Slavery

Thousands of people trapped in servitude and being trafficked will be able to text or phone for salvation after the UK Government launched a helpline to tackle the “affront to humanity”, Home Secretary Theresa May said.

Release migrant workers from tied-visas

The London Assembly today called for the Mayor of London to write to the Home Secretary, Theresa May, and make the case to repeal the tied-visa system.

Introduced in 2012, the tied-visa system, attaches domestic workers to their employers.

Human Trafficking Foundation Chairman Honoured by the Prince of Wales

Anthony Steen, founder and Chairman of the Human Trafficking Foundation, has been made a CBE in recognition of his contribution to the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.

 

Former Premier League footballer 'was trafficked for sex'

A former footballer who was brought to the UK as a child and forced into male prostitution, is now working with the Premier League to raise awareness of the growing number of teenage players being tricked into leaving Africa for Europe.

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