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Conservative Government recommits support to victims on Anti-Slavery Day

Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to consign modern slavery to the history books as the Government marked Anti-Slavery Day by urging the public to play their part in stamping out this barbaric practice. A series of events took place aimed at raising public awareness of how...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019
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“Dozens of arrests” in UK as part of Europe-wide anti-modern slavery operation

44 people have been arrested and 35 potential victims identified in the UK as part of a Europe-wide operation targeting modern slavery and human trafficking. The week of action, which took place between 17 and 23 June, was co-ordinated in the UK by the National Crime Agency (NCA)...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Home Office pledges £5 million to support tech development for crime prevention

The Home Office has pledged a sum of £5 million to support the development of innovative technology designed to help police forces prevent crime. The West Midlands Police will receive the grant to conduct further testing on a data analysis system that analyses large volumes of...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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NAO report criticises Government for “significant and avoidable shortcomings” on approach to serious and organised crime

Serious and organised crime is evolving at a rapid rate. The Government recognises the seriousness of this challenge and is responding, but there are still significant and avoidable shortcomings to its approach, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). Tackling serious and...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Government urged to act on new recommendations for tackling modern slavery

New recommendations designed to strengthen laws in the UK aimed at tackling modern slavery and protecting victims have been welcomed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the global chartered body for Health and Safety professionals. An independent review...
Posted On 24 May 2019
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Potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery rise by 80%-plus in two years

The number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80% in two years. That’s according to figures released by the National Crime Agency. The National Referral Mechanism end of year summary shows that, in 2018,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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NPCC leader Sara Thornton appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Sara Thornton, a police officer with more than 30 years’ experience, will take up the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to help spearhead the UK’s response to this devastating crime. Thornton, who is currently chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
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Modern slavery ‘Week of Action’ proves successful for City of London Police

The City of London Police’s week of activity took place from 28 January to 1 February. A number of construction sites were visited during the course of the week. Officers engaged with construction workers to raise awareness about the latters’ rights and entitlements...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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NCA publishes fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm. The report highlights how violence and control used by drug dealing networks is continuing, while the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Alleged people smuggling ‘ringleader’ arrested in wake of joint UK-Belgian investigation

The alleged ringleader of an organised crime group thought to be behind attempts to smuggle migrants into the UK has been arrested following an investigation conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Sudanese national Abdulrahman Omer Saleh, 29, appeared at Westminster...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018