The Fight Against Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Vernon Coaker MP, Co- Chair APPG on Trafficking and Modern Slavery:
"The Prime Minister has named Modern Slavery as the greatest Human Rights issue of our time. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was an important step by parliament towards addressing this. Disappointingly, over three years later, while numbers of people being identified increases year on year, the number of prosecutions and convictions of traffickers remains low.
This report goes some way to explaining this, evidencing what the police have now been saying for some time, that if victims are not looked after and do not feel safe, they either won’t come forward in the first place, they are too frightened to disclose and give evidence, or they disappear."