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Amendments to the Modern Slavery Bill

The Home Office has announced amendments to strengthen the Modern Slavery Bill. These include: ensuring child victims find it easier to access the statutory defence for victims; providing child trafficking advocates with clearer powers to help them look after the wellbeing of child victims.

The new changes to the Modern Slavery Bill help make sure victims of modern slavery receive the best possible support and protection by:

  • Ensuring child victims find it easier to access the statutory defence for victims;
  • Providing child trafficking advocates with clearer powers to help them look after the wellbeing of child victims;
  • Enabling support for victims of trafficking to be placed in statute through regulations; And
  • Giving the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner greater powers to safeguard his independence and making clear that he can look at support and assistance for victims.

For more on these amendments please see the GOV.UK website.

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