Slavery:Written question - 224412

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Asked on: 12 February 2015
Home Office
Slavery
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any organisations contracted to provide specialist support and accommodation to victims of modern slavery are accommodating victims in hotels or bed and breakfast lodgings for (a) 24 hours or less, (b) one to five days and (c) more than five days; and if she will make a statement.
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Answered by: Karen Bradley
Answered on: 23 February 2015

The Government-funded Adult Victims of Trafficking Care Contract is delivered
through The Salvation Army, who subcontract a range of support providers across
England and Wales. One of these support providers provides accommodation
within a commercial hotel, this includes for (a) 24 hours or less, (b) one to
five days and (c) more than five days. Due to the nature of this accommodation
it is only used to accommodate potential victims with lower level support
needs, who are sufficiently independent.

Under the European Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
(ECAT), the Government is obligated to provide potential victims of trafficking
with a recovery and reflection period which includes appropriate accommodation.
All support providers provide regular reports to The Salvation Army on their
compliance with the ECAT obligations. Compliance is monitored by The Salvation
Army, who undertake periodic inspections, including evaluating a sample of
support plans and conducting feedback interviews with potential victims.

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