THE UK’S CAMPAIGN FOR THE MODERN SLAVERY (VICTIM SUPPORT) BILL 2019-2020
Victims of modern slavery in England and Wales currently have no legal right to support.
The Government provides victims with a limited period of care on a non-statutory basis while the authorities decide if the person is a victim, but then the support ends.
Lord McColl of Dulwich has brought forward a Bill in the House of Lords to put this right. His Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill will give victims in England and Wales a guaranteed right to support during the initial period when the decision about the status is being made, and for a further minimum of 12 months afterwards.
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"We need to give victims every opportunity to get back to a normal life after the appalling traumas through which they've been"