Family convicted of keeping at least 18 victims as slaves for up to 26 years – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2017 in forced labour, fraud, gangs, news by sally

‘Members of an extended family have been convicted of running a modern slavery ring which kept one of its captives in “truly shocking” conditions for decades.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2017

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Tens of thousands of modern slavery victims in UK, NCA says – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2017 in forced labour, news, statistics, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Modern slavery and human trafficking is far more prevalent than law enforcement previously thought, with a recent crackdown lifting the lid on the “shocking” scale of the crime and potentially tens of thousands of victims in the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2017

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Modern slavery: the next social care scandal? – The Guardian

‘Foreign nationals working in social care could be victims of exploitation, trafficking and forced labour. Staff are being urged to speak out.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2017

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Three men sentenced for modern slavery offences – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 16th, 2017 in forced labour, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Three Polish nationals have today (14 June) been sentenced for modern slavery offences, after they trafficked workers to the UK and forced them to live in poverty and fear.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th June 2017

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Two brothers jailed after keeping mother and sister as domestic slaves in Bradford – The Independent

‘Two brothers have been jailed after they kept their mother and sister as slaves.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2017

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Victims of slavery and human trafficking ‘abandoned’ as soon as they are identified – The Independent

‘Hundreds of slavery victims in the UK are being “abandoned” by the authorities as soon as they are identified, placing them at risk of falling straight back into the hands of traffickers, experts have warned.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2017

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Slavery reports rise fivefold, Salvation Army says – BBC News

‘The Salvation Army says it has seen nearly a fivefold rise in the number of slavery victims it has helped in England and Wales since 2012.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2016

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New powers to tackle slavery at sea – Home Office

‘Safeguarding Minister Sarah Newton announces the commencement of new powers in the Modern Slavery Act.’

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Home Office, 8th August 2016

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 review: one year on – Home Office

‘An independent review into the effectiveness of the criminal justice provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 one year after coming into effect.’

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Home Office, 31st July 2016

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‘Modern slavery’ family jailed for Cardiff forced labour – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2016 in assault, conspiracy, forced labour, kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three family members have been jailed for forcing a man to do heavy labour for tiny amounts in Cardiff.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2016

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Mau Mau lawsuit due to begin at high court – The Guardian

‘Compensation claims for torture, rape, wrongful detention and forced labour brought by 40,000 Kenyans who allege they were mistreated by British officials during the Mau Mau insurgency are due to be heard in the high court in London on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2016

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Trafficking prosecutions rise following new laws – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2016 in forced labour, news, prosecutions, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Prosecutors from across the UK have signed up to new commitments to tackle human trafficking and exploitation. It comes as figures suggest trafficking prosecutions in England and Wales have increased since the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in April.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2016

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Woman awarded £184k in ‘first caste discrimination’ case – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2015 in compensation, forced labour, news, race discrimination by sally

‘A woman recruited from India to be a domestic servant for a family in the UK and paid 11p an hour has been awarded almost £184,000 in unpaid wages.’

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BBC News, 22nd September 2015

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Human Rights Act: What has it done for us? – The Independent

‘The Conservatives want to replace it. Here are five things it has implemented for good.’

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The Independent, 15th May 2015

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Man found guilty in Southampton slavery case – The Guardian

‘A man has escaped a jail sentence despite being convicted for using “degrading, controlling and bullying” behaviour to force another man to work for him.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2015

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A loophole in the slavery bill could allow companies to hide supply chain abuses – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2015 in bills, company law, construction industry, forced labour, news, sale of goods by sally

‘The modern slavery bill now in parliament must ensure big business respects human rights in providing its goods and services worldwide, not just in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2014

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Modern slavery bill amendment rejected by MPs – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2015 in bills, employment, forced labour, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘MPs have rejected an amendment made by the Lords to the modern slavery bill, which would allow migrant workers to change employer.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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Give slavery victims ‘freedom from prosecution for minor crimes’ – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in bills, crime, forced labour, gangs, immunity, news, police, prosecutions, victims by tracey

‘Granting victims of slavery immunity from prosecution to give evidence about exploitation will be a key tool in tackling organised gangs, according to the officer in charge of coordinating new investigative powers.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Newport ‘slavery’ victim Darrell Simester speaks of ordeal – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2014 in forced labour, gipsies, learning difficulties, news, victims by sally

‘It was a case that lifted the lid on modern day “slavery” in Wales. David Daniel Doran was jailed last month for forcing a vulnerable man to work unpaid at a farm near Newport. Now as BBC Wales’ Week In Week Out programme delves further into the case, we take an look at some of the issues raised.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2014

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Modern slavery bill is ‘lost opportunity’, says human trafficking adviser – The Guardian

‘The government’s modern slavery bill is a “lost opportunity,” the home secretary’s former special envoy for human trafficking has warned. Anthony Steen, who advised on the legislation and chairs the Human Trafficking Foundation, said the bill, which will be debated in parliament on Tuesday for its third reading, had “yawning gaps”, and failed to focus on the needs of victims of trafficking in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2014

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