Priority 2: To promote an improved law enforcement and criminal justice response across the UK, to support development and adoption of effective training and to drive improvements in data collection
How is this going to be achieved?
2.1 Crime reporting
2.11 Tackling the under reporting of modern slavery and the failure to record modern slavery crimes in line with national crime reporting standards.
2.12 Working with law enforcement to ensure all potential victims referred through the NRM are allocated a corresponding crime report in order to ensure that there is an associated investigation for every potential victim referred.
2.21 Working with partners to ensure development and delivery of high quality training to law enforcement on modern slavery across the UK by the end of 2017.
2.22 Working with partners to ensure development and delivery of high quality training for prosecutors and the judiciary by the end of 2017.
2.23 Creation of a website portal to allow for the sharing of best practice materials for law enforcement
2.3 A targeted and focused law enforcement response
2.31 Working to ensure the newly created National Crime Agency Threat Group for Modern Slavery prioritises key issues and develops effective responses.
2.32 Establishing a national modern slavery network for Police and Crime Commissioners by the end of 2015 to drive an improved policing response.
2.33 Promoting the use of new Slavery and Trafficking Risk and Prevention Orders in the jurisdictions in which they apply and ensuring they are used effectively and appropriately.
2.34 Carrying out ‘spot checks’ of law enforcement services to affirm frontline providers have adequate knowledge of, for example, the NRM and the modern slavery helpline.
2.4 Use of cutting edge technology and modern techniques
2.41 Working with international partners and police forces in the UK to facilitate the introduction of advanced technology and techniques to enhance the law enforcement response.
2.5 Improvements in data collection
2.51 Making recommendations to prosecution services and justice departments in the UK to ensure greater clarity in the collating of statistics on modern slavery prosecutions and convictions.
2.52 Making recommendations to the National Crime Agency to ensure that its annual strategic assessment into the nature and scale of modern slavery presents a more detailed and comprehensive picture of this crime.
2.53 Ensuring the Home Office and law enforcement partners take steps to significantly improve their knowledge and profiling of the criminals behind modern slavery crime and the techniques and routes they use.
2.6 Evaluation framework to assess law enforcement response
2.61 Development of a framework by spring 2016 to assess the response of all police forces and enforcement agencies across the UK to modern slavery crime and their collation of data.
2.62 Highlighting good practice and effective levels of performance and providing advice and feedback where the response requires improvement.
How will we know that the response is improving?