Priorities

The aims of the Commissioner are twofold: to see an increase in the number of victims of modern slavery that are identified and referred for appropriate support; and, in tandem, to see an increase in the number of prosecutions and convictions of traffickers and slave masters.

 

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News | 06 April 2017
On Monday 3rd April 2017 the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE, wrote to MPs following the two year anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act, which received Royal Assent in March 2015. The Commissioner celebrates where progress has been...
News | 05 April 2017
A year on since the transparency in supply chains legislation of the Modern Slavery Act came into force, and, with more and more countries looking into passing similar supply chains legislation, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has written a...
News | 27 March 2017
Yesterday marked two years since the Modern Slavery Act 2015 received Royal Assent and last week saw the 210th anniversary of the Slave Trade Act 1807. As the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, appointed by the Prime Minister in her former...
News | 26 March 2017
Marking the two year anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner speaks with Amelia Gentleman about Vietnamese teenagers being trafficked to the UK to work in illegal cannabis farms. Read the full article: UK...
News | 24 March 2017
On the two year anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner comments on human trafficking by Nigerian crime gangs as one of the biggest challenges faced in the last two years, with an eight-fold increase in the...
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