COMMONS

Committee takes evidence on modern slavery

23 October 2018

In the week of Anti-Slavery Day (Tuesday 18 October), the Home Affairs Committee hears those involved in raising awareness of and tackling modern slavery and human trafficking.

Witnesses

Tuesday 23 October in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30 pm

  • Kate Roberts, Head of Office, Human Trafficking Foundation
  • Phillipa Roberts, Director of Legal Policy, Hope For Justice
  • Klara Skrivankova, UK and Europe Programme Manager, Anti-Slavery International

At 3.30 pm

  • Kevin Hyland OBE, former Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Purpose of the session

In this session the Committee hears from organisations involved in raising awareness of and tackling modern slavery and human trafficking and the former Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and will cover many of the main issues raised in evidence, including:

  • The scale of the issue of slavery in the UK
  • The support provided to victims of slavery
  • The police response to modern slavery
  • The roles and responsibilities of businesses
  • The interactions with immigration enforcement; and,
  • The work of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Written evidence

The Committee has also published over 100 pieces of written evidence submitted to this inquiry. These are available to read on the Committee’s website [written evidence].

Further information

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