Circular 024/2015: Modern Slavery Act 2015

This circular provides details on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which received Royal Assent on 26 March.


Circular 024/2015


  • Broad subject: Modern slavery, criminal law
  • Sub-categories: proceeds of crime, human trafficking, slavery and trafficking prevention orders, victims of crime, Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner
  • From: Crime and Policing Group – Modern Slavery Unit

This circular is addressed to:

  • Lord Chief Justice
  • Justices of the Supreme Court
  • President of the Queen’s Bench Division
  • Master of the Rolls
  • Senior Presiding Judge
  • Lords Justices of Appeal
  • Chairman of the Judicial College
  • High Court Judges
  • Presiding Judges
  • Resident Judges
  • Crown Court Judges
  • District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts)
  • Chairmen of the Justices
  • Director of Public Prosecutions
  • HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Chief Officers of Police in England and Wales
  • Director General of the National Crime Agency
  • Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales
  • Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
  • College of Policing
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Chief Crown Prosecutors
  • Attorney General’s Office

  • Copies of this circular go to:
    • Council of Circuit Judges
    • Magistrates’ Association
    • Association of District Judges
    • Justices’ Clerks’ Society
    • Registrar of Criminal Appeals
    • Association of Chief Police Officers
    • Association of Police & Crime Commissioners
    • Police Superintendents’ Association
    • Police Federation
    • The Law Society
    • the Sentencing Council
    • the Bar Council
    • the Criminal Bar Association
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
    • Citizens Advice Bureaux
    • Association of Chief Police Officers
    • Chief Probation Officers
    • Local Government Association
Published 9 July 2015