Walton Out Care recognises and is committed to responding appropriately where individuals could be being coerced, deceived, and forced into a life of abuse, servitude and inhumane treatment by Traffickers and slave masters.
Our responsibility is to ensure our robust recruitment process carried out the appropriate checks
The Modern Slavery Act will give law enforcement the tools to fight modern slavery, ensure perpetrators can receive suitably severe punishments for these appalling crimes and enhance support and protection for victims. It received Royal Assent on Thursday 26 March 2015.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, human trafficking, and forced labour and domestic servitude.
Traffickers and slave masters use whatever means they have at their disposal to coerce, deceive, and force individuals into a life of abuse, servitude and inhumane treatment.
Modern Slavery Act 2015
consolidate and simplify existing offences into a single act
ensure that perpetrators receive suitably severe punishments for modern slavery crimes (including life sentences) enhance the court’s ability to put restrictions on individuals where it’s necessary to protect people from the harm caused by modern slavery offences create an independent anti-slavery commissioner to improve and better coordinate the response to modern slavery introduce a defence for victims of slavery and trafficking
place a duty on the secretary of state to produce statutory guidance on victim identification and victim services
enable the secretary of state to make regulations relating to the identification of and support for victims
make provision for independent child trafficking advocates
introduce a new reparation order to encourage the courts to compensate victims where assets are confiscated from perpetrators
enable law enforcement to stop boats where slaves are suspected of being held or trafficked
require businesses over a certain size to disclose each year what action they have taken to ensure there is no modern slavery in their business or supply chains
-Signs of physical or psychological
abuse, being malnourished or unkempt,
-Rarely being allowed to travel on their
own, seemingly under the control and
influence of others, rarely interacting
or appearing unfamiliar with their
neighbourhood or where they work.
-Having few or no personal belongings or
-Avoiding eye contact, appearing
frightened or hesitant to talk to strangers
and law enforcers
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