Dame Sara Thornton speaks to Thomson Reuters Foundation on the need for sound and timely decision-making for slavery survivors
"INTERVIEW-Too many modern slaves left in limbo, warns new UK anti-slavery chief" (Thomson Reuters Foundation, 08/08/19)
Britain must improve its handling of thousands of suspected modern slaves whose lives are "on hold" as they wait to learn if they will be recognised as victims and granted extra support, the country's new independent anti-slavery commissioner said.
A record 7,000 possible slavery victims were identified last year - up a third on 2017 - yet worsening delays in the system that judges their cases are concerning, said Sara Thornton, who took up the post in May after the inaugural tsar quit last year.
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