Publications

IASC letter to re-elected Police and Crime Commissioners reminding them of her letter of October 2020 about the potential for identifying overlaps between the priorities of their local Violence Reduction Units and those set out in the Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner's Strategic Plan and updating them on this work

IASC letter to newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners with a Violence Reduction Unit highlighting the multiple areas where PCCs can add value to local responses to tackling modern slavery, encouraging them to include modern slavery as a priority in their police and crime plans and raising her letter to PCCs of October 2020 recognising the overlap between VRU priorities and that of the Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner.

IASC exchange of letters with Chris Philp MP, Minister for Immigration, Compliance and the Courts, concerning the 'Guidance on Detention of Vulnerable Persons Regulations 2021' and specifically the intention to bring those granted a positive Reasonable Grounds decision through the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) fully within the scope of the Adults at Risk (AAR) in Immigration Detention Statutory Guidance.

A letter to The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in relation to the role of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in tackling modern slavery and specifically the impact of cuts to the UK aid budget on these vital efforts.

A letter to the Home Secretary Rt Hon Priti Patel MP raising concerns regarding the impact on the homeless sector of the new Immigration Rules which make rough sleeping grounds for cancelling or refusing permission to stay in the UK for non-UK nationals and her reply of 13 January 2021.

A letter to Sir Simon Stevens seeking assurance, in the knowledge that NHS England Modern Slavery Network is to be disbanded, that modern slavery will be incorporated within the relevant agendas for the newly formed groups and that the membership will include experts who can speak with knowledge and insight in relation to both adult and child victims of modern slavery. A reply from Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May.

Letter to Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration David Bolt responding to the call for evidence to provide feedback on how the EUSS is working in practice for victims and survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT).

A letter to Alex Chalk MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice (Legal Aid) on changes to civil legal aid and victims of modern slavery.

A letter from Victoria Atkins MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding and Vulnerability to Dame Sara on support for victims of modern slavery during Coronavirus including access to accommodation.

A joint letter from the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, the Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England & Wales and the Victims' Commissioner for England & Wales to Victoria Atkins MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding and Vulnerability, on the National Referral Mechanism.

A letter to Victoria Atkins MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding and Vulnerability, on access to safe accommodation for vulnerable victims of modern slavery.

A letter to Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Crime and Policing, summarising responses from chief constables in England and Wales to an IASC letter regarding modern slavery prosecution and conviction rates.

A letter to Sir Tom Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and HM Chief Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services, on the role HMICFRS has in promoting improvements in the policing response to modern slavery and human trafficking.

A letter to Victoria Atkins MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Safeguarding and Vulnerability, on the timeliness of decision making in the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and the recovery of victims.

A letter to Sarah Newton MP, formerly Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, on National Referral Mechanism (NRM) consultation and reform.

IASC letter to Sarah Newton MP, formerly Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, on improving the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

A letter to Shailesh Vara MP, formerly Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on legal aid and compensation for victims.

A letter to Karen Bradley MP, formerly Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Crime, on Independent Child Trafficking Advocates.

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