It has now been 12 months since the UK has had an independent anti-slavery commissioner, a watchdog role to “encourage good practice in the prevention, detection, investigation, and prosecution of modern slavery offenses and the identification of victims.”
As a group of anti-slavery and human rights organisations, we are seriously concerned that the appointment of a new Commissioner has been left to drift for so long.
This is particularly worrying in the current climate, where changes to legislation are likely to make the identification of modern slavery victims more difficult, and could prevent them from getting the right support.
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