Independent review of the Modern Slavery Act

Documents relating to the review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The government has commissioned Frank Field MP, Maria Miller MP and Baroness Butler-Sloss to run an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to strengthen and enhance the current legislation as modern slavery evolves.

The review will consider specific provisions in the act as explained in the documents below.

The review will produce a final report by end of March 2019.

We completed our engagement in two phases. The first phase covered the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and the transparency in supply chains provisions. We have now published our interim findings from this phase of the review.

We are currently carrying out the second phase of the review. In this phase we are considering the legal application of the Act and the Independent Child Trafficking Advocates scheme. Engagement on this phase of the review is now complete and the Expert Advisers and Reviewers are considering the evidence.

You can contact the review secretariat If you have any questions or wish to participate in the review.

Information is also available on the review’s website including the expert advisers’ reports used to inform the reviewers’ interim recommendations.

How the review will operate

Interim reports

  1. Modern Slavery Act 2015 review: second interim report
  2. Modern Slavery Act 2015 review: first interim report
Published 17 September 2018
Last updated 22 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added second interim review Modern Slavery Act 2015 document and updated page content to reflect this.
  2. Added a link to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 review's first interim report on the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
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