Discretionary leave for victims of modern slavery

This guidance was published in response to the judgment in PK (GHANA).


Operational guidance: discretionary leave for victims of modern slavery

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This guidance is for all caseworkers in UK Visas and Immigration and Immigration Enforcement considering whether to grant discretionary leave to remain to victims of modern slavery.

Published 21 February 2018
Last updated 8 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.

  2. Updated guidance.

  3. Guidance updated to clarify that section 4 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 replicates section 1 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (England and Wales) and section 1 of the Northern Ireland legislation.

  4. Updated guidance published.

  5. First published.