Statutory guidance

Modern slavery: how to identify and support victims

Describes the signs that someone may be a victim of modern slavery, the support available to victims, and the process for determining whether someone is a victim.

Documents

Modern Slavery: statutory guidance for England and Wales (under s49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015) and non-statutory guidance for Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Details

This guidance is for:

  • First Responder Organisations
  • organisations with a duty to notify the Home Office when encountering a potential victim of modern slavery
  • other organisations involved in the identification of potential victims of modern slavery
  • decision makers at the Single Competent Authority
  • organisations offering support to potential victims and victims of modern slavery

A Welsh version will be available shortly.

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Published 24 March 2020
Last updated 30 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated.

  2. Amendment to the policy, document replaced.

  3. Removed guidance on temporary changes to the policy on the 'move-on period' as the policy has now expired.

  4. Update to the temporary change to the policy on the ‘move-on period’ added.

  5. Replaced the Modern Slavery Act 2015: statutory guidance for England and Wales document, Welsh version to follow.

  6. Temporary change to the policy on the ‘move-on period guidance added.

  7. Added Welsh version of the statutory guidance.

  8. First published.