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The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner is an independent monitoring body of the Home Office. The Commissioner’s remit is set out in Part 4 of the Modern Slavery Act. The Commissioner is precluded from exercising any authority relating to individual cases. This does not prevent the Commissioner considering individual cases and drawing conclusions about them for the purpose of, or in the context of, considering a general issue.
General enquiries channels are monitored during office hours, Monday to Friday.
As we await the appointment of an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner a reduced office will continue to monitor modern slavery sector activity and developments, attend key meetings and maintain existing relationships. In the absence of a commissioner, IASC staff attending meetings or engaging with stakeholders will have no remit to provide views or take on or contribute to new work.
Information and enquiries should continue to be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +44 (0) 7385 897632
We frequently receive media requests to speak with individual victims and survivors of modern slavery. Whilst we recognise the impact of a human story, we encourage media interest which seeks to represent victims and survivors with dignity and agency.
Please note that we do not put press or media directly in touch with victims and survivors of modern slavery for safeguarding reasons.
Media requests are handled during office hours, Monday to Friday.
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The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner's Office uses Twitter to communicate with the public. The @UKAntiSlavery Twitter account is managed by the Communications Officer on behalf of the Commissioner. Information about the Commissioner is posted here including news and publications.
The Commissioner does not have a remit to investigate individual cases and cannot discuss cases over Twitter. Due to resource constraints we do not send or receive Direct Messages on Twitter. Our social media policy requests that attempts to contact the Commissioner’s Office is taken through the website on the Contact Us page.
Our following a Twitter account does not imply endorsement of any kind by the Commissioner. A retweet or ‘like’ does not imply our endorsement of the message, nor does it imply our endorsement of the individual or organisation the message originated from.
Please note: Our online form for research requests is temporarily closed.
The Commissioner has a statutory remit to support relevant research on modern slavery. Research should align with the Commissioner’s priorities. Please see: Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Strategic Plan 2019-2021 and Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Research Priorities 2021.
We support research which aims to improve the evidence base and addresses the key challenges faced by policy makers and practitioners. We encourage research which considers impact, evaluation and which has the best interests of survivors at its core. Please see: Preparing for Impact: How we can overcome barriers and cultivate a culture of collaboration, understanding, and repect to achieve impact on survivor support
The Commissioner has agreed a protocol with the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham on a collaborative approach to research and innovation. Please see: IASC and Rights Lab Protocol
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The Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has a Data Protection Officer who can be reached via the details above.
For more information on data protection and your rights please visit: https://www.gov.uk/data-protection
If you are dissatisfied with the service you receive from us, you can contact the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s Office.
More information: Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Complaints Procedure
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Please send your request to email@example.com
When you send your request, provide as much detail as possible about the information you require.
Please give us your full name and a contact email or postal address so we can reply to you.
The Freedom of Information Act gives a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities. We are not required to create new information or give a judgement or opinion that is not already recorded.
If you are in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. In the United Kingdom the police are here to serve and support you. You will also receive free medical assistance if required.
If you need advice or do not want to call the police you can call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700 or The Salvation Army on 0800 808 3733. The Helpline team is there to help you and listen to your concerns. They will be able to advise you and suggest who can assist you locally.
In the United Kingdom victims of modern slavery and human trafficking are provided with support funded by the government for at least 45 days. Do not suffer in silence. Support is available so please do call the police, the Modern Slavery Helpline or The Salvation Army.
If you think someone is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. In order to protect the potential victim, do not attempt to inform them of your actions.
If you think someone is a potential victim but there is no immediate threat to life, please call the local police on 101.
You can also call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700 24 hours a day.
If you have information that you wish to pass on 100% anonymously, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call their 24/7 UK Contact Centre on freephone 0800 555 111.
See our FAQ on the NRM for more information on how to refer a victim of modern slavery for support.
The Commissioner’s independence allows them to objectively monitor the effect of government policy relating to modern slavery and hold the government to account with regards to its national and international obligations.
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, also known as the ‘Transparency in Supply Chains clause’, stipulates that a commercial organisation with a turnover of more than £36 million must annually report on steps taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their organisation.
The statement may include information on the organisation’s policies, due diligences and businesses in relation to slavery, and must be published on the organisation’s website.
See the Resources page for further information.
The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a system set up by the UK Government to refer potential victims of human trafficking and modern slavery for support, and assist them accordingly.
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act places a requirement on companies with a turnover of over £36 million to annually publish a statement on what they are doing to eradicate slavery from their supply chains.
In order to make it easier for civil society to monitor compliance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act two organisations have developed ‘repositories’ to collate modern slavery statements. Businesses can elect to submit their statements on the sites listed below:
The UK Government will be developing an online registry for modern slavery statements published under the Act, and in parallel intends to amend the legislation to mandate publication on this registry. For more information click here.
The Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) owns the copyright of the IASC logo. Use of the IASC logo is strictly controlled and will be extended beyond office publications by exception only. It is illegal to use the logo without written permission.
The logo may be used only by individuals or companies who hold written approval / permission granted by the IASC. Permission for use of the logo will not be granted for either fundraising or lobbying materials and permission will be withdrawn if materials are used in such a manner.
An individual or company will only be permitted to use the IASC logo for a particular product as reviewed by the office. Any significant amendment to the content of that product must again be reviewed by the office. Approval to use the logo may be rescinded at any time by IASC who is not obliged to give a reason for the withdrawal of the permission. Once a party has been informed by IASC that permission has been withdrawn for the use of the logo, said party will immediately cease to use the logo.
Anyone given permission by IASC to use the logo agrees to be bound by these conditions.
Any specific request for use of the IASC logo should be referred directly to our Communications Officer, as should any allegations of misuse of the logo.