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The Modern Slavery Act Policy

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.

Definition

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

The act will

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,

 appearing withdrawn.


-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

 documents.


-Avoiding eye contact, appearing

 frightened or hesitant to talk to strangers

 and law enforcers