Dame Sara welcomes Human Trafficking Foundation report examining impact of Brexit on modern slavery
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton, has welcomed a new report by the Human Trafficking Foundation examining the challenges and opportunities Brexit may bring in reshaping immigration policy and establishing measures to prevent trafficking.
Dame Sara Thornton, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, said:
“I welcome the Human Trafficking Foundation pulling together a report highlighting a number of serious concerns about the impact of EU exit on slavery and trafficking. The considerable changes to the rules on EU migrants working in the UK are not widely understood and there is a real risk of labour abuse and exploitation. The potential loss of access to EU tools - vital in prosecuting traffickers - will remain a deep concern until there is a deal with the EU. Finally the report reminds us all of the need for improved arrangements for asylum seekers to seek asylum from outside the UK to reduce people smuggling and trafficking which causes misery for vulnerable people and allows criminals to amass illicit profits.”
Visit the Human Trafficking Foundation website to read the report.