Consultation: Section 38 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Date: 28th June 2019
Category: Children in situations of exploitation, Refugee and asylum seeking children

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Scottish Government is consulting on Section 38 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act. This section places a duty on Scottish public authorities to provide information to Police Scotland about a person(s) who is, or appears to be, a victim of human trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour.

Once Police Scotland receive this information they must notify a third party about the person who is, or appears to be, a victim of either section 1 or 4 offence.

This consultation offers the opportunity to provide your views on the following:

  • Who should be named in Regulations as a Scottish public authority that will be subject to the duty,
  • What information should be included in notifications both to and from the Police,
  • Who the Police should pass information on to,
  • What other bodies the Scottish Government should work with who we cannot name in Regulations

The Scottish Government are holding events to hear directly from organisations that are named in the consultation paper and other interested parties on Scottish Government proposals. These events can be booked through Eventbrite:  

Access the consultation paper here