Slavery: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 27th January 2021.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the accessibility of the EU Settlement Scheme for victims of (a) modern slavery and (b) human trafficking.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Settlement Scheme is an accessible scheme which handles vulnerable customers with sensitivity and flexibility, according to their needs.

We have adopted a mixed model approach, using a range of responses to accommodate the often diverse and complex needs that particularly vulnerable people might present, including victims of modern slavery and trafficking.

A user group of external Grant Funded Organisations (GFOs) which represent the needs of vulnerable individuals has been established to work with the Home Office to assess and understand relevant risks and issues and to ensure the right support arrangements are in place for vulnerable applicants.

38 of those GFOs specialise in helping victims of modern slavery and human trafficking and can provide a bespoke support service to those individuals eligible to apply to EUSS.

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