Slavery

Home Office written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken since 1 November 2015 to raise awareness amongst public authorities of their statutory duty to notify her where they have reasonable grounds to believe that a person may be a victim of slavery of human trafficking in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Duty to Notify) Regulations 2015.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

We published guidance on the Modern Slavery Act on GOV.UK and a circular was sent to all bodies who are subject to the duty to notify when section 52 was first introduced. In October 2016, we launched a communications campaign to raise awareness amongst public bodies and made communications materials available on GOV.UK. We will continue to promote the duty to notify in consultation with key partners.

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