Human Trafficking Foundation


All-Party Parliamentary Group

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The APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, with cross-party membership of MPs and Peers, meets to provide a forum for discussion as to the nature and scale of modern slavery in the UK. The Group played a major role in pushing for and shaping the Modern Slavery Act and now seeks to ensure that the Act is effectively implemented, meeting regularly to discuss issues relating to the protection and support of victims and prosecution of their traffickers. 

The Foundation provides the secretariat to the APPG. The Foundation's Chairman, Anthony Steen has been appointed Special Adviser to the group. For more information contact


Vernon Coaker MP (Co-Chair)

Baroness Butler-Sloss (Co-Chair)

Jess Phillips MP (Vice-Chair)

Andrew Selous MP (Vice-Chair)

Sarah Champion MP (Vice-Chair)

Heidi Allen MP (Treasurer)

Lord McColl (Secretary)


Upcoming Meetings

For more information, please contact

Previous Meetings

Tuesday 16th July, 5pm, Room U

Briefing and moving forward, led by Co-Chairs

Minutes, July 2019

Tuesday 27th November, 3pm, Room W2

AGM and meeting with Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer

Minutes, November 2018

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 5pm

Joint meeting with APPG for Agriculture and Food for Development

Monday 9th July 2018, 5pm, Committee Room 2

Joint meeting with the APPG on Street Children

Minutes, July 2018

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 1.15pm Committee Room 2A

Meeting with Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability

Tuesday 5th June 2018, 11.30am, Committee Room 1

Meeting with Local Government Association

Minutes, June 2018

Tuesday 12 September 2017, 5pm, Portcullis House Room M

AGM - Election of Officers

Minutes, September 2017

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 5pm, House of Lords Committee Room 3A

Meeting with Director of Public Prosecutions and Peter Carter QC

Minutes, February 2017

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 5pm, House of Lords Committee Room 3

Meeting with Kings College London and the Helen Bamber Foundation

Minutes, January 2017

Tuesday 15 November 2016, 6pm, House of Lords Committee Room 3

Meeting with Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer and Caroline Haughey

Minutes, November 2016

Wednesday 13 July 2016, 5.30pm, House of Lords Committee Room 3

AGM followed by roundtable discussion of transparency and supply chains under the Modern Slavery Act.

AGM Minutes, July 2016

Roundtable Minutes, July 2016

Monday 14 March 2016, 5pm, House of Lords Committee Room 1

Meeting with Professor Ravi Kohli, Univeristy of Bedfordshire, and Philip Segurola, Director of Specialist Children's Services Kent County Council

Minutes, March 2016

Tuesday 1 December 2015, 6.15pm, House of Lords Committee Room 2

Meeting with Paul Broadbent, CEO of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Minutes, December 2015

Additional Info, December 2015

Monday 2 November 2015, 6pm, House of Lords Committee Room 4

Meeting with the UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland

Minutes, November 2015

Monday 26 October 2015, 2pm, Portcullis House

Meeting with the delegation from GRETA (the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings)

Closed meeting - only MPs and Peers may attend

Minutes, October 2015

Tuesday 30 June 2015


Minutes, June 2015


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We are pleased to endorse the most recent report on activities of the Romanian parliamentary group, Chaired by Dr Angel Tilvar MP. It is the best example of good parliamentary practice, resulting in greater public awareness as well as focusing attention on the activities of both the public and private sectors fighting human trafficking. We commend this initiative to other European parliamentary groups and believe this is something we should also consider doing in our own countries in the future.

Read the report here

 Vernon Coaker MP

Baroness Butler-Sloss

Joint Chairs of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery