COMMONS

Provision of support to victims of modern slavery examined

06 November 2018

The Home Affairs Committee hears from organisations which provide help and support to victims of slavery and trafficking.

Witnesses

Tuesday 6 November in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 3.45pm

  • Major Kathy Betteridge, Director of Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery, The Salvation Army
  • Lara Bundock, CEO, Snowdrop Project
  • Garry Smith, Chief Executive, The Medaille Trust
  • Stephen Rimmer, Director for Impact and Learning, Barnardo’s

Purpose of the session

The session is likely to cover:

  • The difficulties experienced by victims in accessing support
  • The challenges posed by increasing numbers of victims in the UK
  • The impacts of the Government’s recent reforms to support provision
  • The criminalisation of victims, including children involved in county lines exploitation

The Committee has appointed Anthony Steen CBE, Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation, as a Specialist Adviser to the Committee’s inquiry.

Further information

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