New Measures to Tackle Human Trafficking

Date: 18th October 2012
Category: Refugee , migrant and asylum-seeking children

A new statutory aggravation is to be introduced to make the perpetrators of human trafficking easier to prosecute, the Scottish Government announced

at a summit on human trafficking, hosted by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.

Other actions agreed at the summit include raising awareness and improving training among frontline professionals, putting measures in place to improve care and support for adult and child victims and putting in place steps to ensure robust data collection and analysis.

The summit, taking place on European anti-slavery day, brought together senior representatives of organisations that have a clear role in tackling trafficking and supporting victims of trafficking, including representatives from the UK Government and Northern Ireland Executive.