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Members of a traveller family have been convicted of running a modern slavery ring which kept one of its captives in "truly shocking" conditions for decades. Vulnerable people were forced to work for the Rooney clan for little or no wages, while their pay-masters lived a life of lavish luxury.…
Modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is much more prevalent than previously thought, with cases affecting "every large town and city in the country", the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The body is currently assisting on 300 live police operations targeting modern slavery, with alleged victims as…
New powers to tackle human trafficking and exploitation have come into effect. From Friday, courts will be able to impose trafficking and exploitation prevention orders on people convicted of trafficking and exploitation offences. The orders can impose a range of restrictions such as preventing offenders from employing staff, working with…
A new strategy has been launched in a bid to eliminate the "appalling" crime of human trafficking. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson pledged work to help people spot the signs of trafficking as well as new powers to crack down on the criminals responsible. Holyrood has already passed legislation which means…
The number of suspected victims of slavery and human trafficking has more than doubled in three years. There were 3,805 people reported as potential victims in 2016, an increase from 1,745 in 2013, according to National Crime Agency (NCA) statistics. Britons, Albanians and Vietnamese were the most commonly reported suspected…
Sheffield will turn the spotlight on tough issues such as human trafficking, recovering from drug addiction and policing during a week of hard-hitting public events. Social Justice Week (April 3-7), organised by Sheffield Hallam University's pioneering centre for human rights, the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, is a week…
The Child Protection Improvement Programme was established in February 2016. There are nine interconnected work strands which are helping to deliver our child protection system vision (the Child Protection Systems Review; Neglect; Child Sexual Exploitation; Child Trafficking; Child Internet Safety; Children’s Hearings; Inspections; Leadership; and, Data and Evidence. Executive Summary…
Five people have been arrested in connection with alleged human trafficking and related offences. Three men aged 28, 35 and 58 and two women aged 25 and 40 are being held in custody following an intelligence-led operation by Police Scotland on the southside of Glasgow. Officers from the specialist crime…
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