The UK's Nationality & Borders Bill has been criticised by anti-slavery and human rights charities, by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and by the UN.
Hope for Justice's Eliza Stachowska works every day with survivors of modern slavery. She explores the harmful impact the Nationality and Borders Act is having.
The number of potential victims of modern slavery in the UK has risen to the highest level in more than a decade, new Home Office figures show.
New statistics show that the highest ever number of potential victims of modern slavery, 16,938 people, were referred to the Home Office in 2022. This was a 33% rise on the previous year’s figure of 12,706 and continues a nearly uninterrupted trend of annual rises since the current system (the National Referral Mechanism or NRM)
On 30th January 2023, there were significant changes to UK policy that will impact victims and survivors of modern slavery. Hope for Justice explains more
The UK government has worryingly scrapped its recruitment drive for an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. The position has already been vacant for 8 months.
Modern slavery survivor care: Hope for Justice UK advice service and signposting. Advocacy Advice Provision can help with welfare benefits & pre-NRM advocacy
Hope for Justice has received dozens of referrals about potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking due to partnership in West Yorkshire, UK.
Hope for Justice is taking vital steps to protect young survivors of modern-day slavery and human trafficking from falling through the gaps in support systems.
The UK should be a hostile environment for those who traffick and exploit other human beings, not hostile towards those who have survived such abuses.