Newly published report claims the issue of modern slavery is likely to increase in the wake of COVID-19.
Based on police evidence, we can accurately estimate there are more than 100,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK – 10 times the number previously estimated by the Government.
The newly published report – It Still Happens Here, produced in collaboration by Justice and Care and The Centre for Social Justice, claims the issue of modern slavery is likely to intensify in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and is already costing the taxpayer many billions of pounds.
To deal with the problem, the report calls for more Government action on the issue, better care of victims, which they believe will help bring those responsible to justice, and for more action to hold companies to account for slavery in their supply chains.
In total, sixteen key recommendations are made in the report and strongly endorsed by former Foreign Secretary Lord Hague in his foreword.
Download the Executive Summary: https://www.justiceandcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Justice-and-Care-Centre-for-Social-Justice-It-Still-Happens-Here-