About the Bill
Protecting victims from homelessness, destitution and re-trafficking
Research has found that “the current options for housing and support in the post safe house period are not sufficient for survivors of modern slavery.” (Human Trafficking Foundation 2015).
Charities caring for victims say “The current situation leaves survivors with little realistic opportunity to rebuild their lives, with some ending up destitute, vulnerable to further harm or even being re- exploited.” (Human Trafficking Foundation et al March 2017)
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has said victims from EEA countries in particular are at “high risk of becoming destitute and homeless”.
OTHER REASONS WHY WE NEED THE BILL