17th February 2015: New amendments to the Modern Slavery Bill will ensure that victims of modern slavery receive the best possible support and protection, Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime, Karen Bradley has said.
The government is determined to make it become an Act of Parliament before the General Election.
“Strengthening support for victims of modern slavery and targeting the perpetrators form the two central planks of our work to eradicate this vile trade,” Ms Bradley said. “Victims are at the heart of everything we do and I want to make sure those affected receive the best possible protection.”
The new changes to the Modern Slavery Bill will ensure that child victims find it easier to access the statutory defence for victims. Child victims will be provided advocates with clearer powers to help them look after their wellbeing.