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 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.

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.