DAILY MIRROR Coronavirus could trigger surge in modern slavery, campaigners say. The claim comes in a letter from a cross-party group of MPs and peers. But the Government insisted checks on "high-risk" cases by a gangbusters squad were still taking place
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BBC NEWS: Safe Car Wash app reveals hundreds of potential slavery cases BBC NEWS: Nearly 1,000 reports of potential human trafficking were made in the first five months of an app enabling hand car wash users to report concerns over workers.
BBC NEWS: Modern slavery cases 'rise by over a third' BBC NEWS: The number of potential trafficking and modern slavery victims reported to the authorities has risen by 36% in a year, National Crime Agency figures show.
BBC NEWS: A senior police officer has been announced as the government's new anti-slavery commissioner.
BBC article on car wash exploitation BBC NEWS: The government has been urged to "not turn a blind eye to" the exploitation of workers in hand car washes.The plea came after the government rejected a call for a trial licensing scheme to try to tackle the issue
Independent article: modern slavery victims deprived of home office support Independent: modern slavery victims deprived of home office support
In July 2018, the Home Secretary announced a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The members are Frank Field MP, Maria Miller MP and Baroness Butler-Sloss. This report addresses the question: “how to ensure the independence of the Anti-Slavery Commissioner."
REUTERS: Britain should scrap its search for a new anti-slavery chief and address concerns about the independence of the next commissioner before readvertising for the role, lawmakers said.
THE INDEPENDENT European victims of modern slavery risk being pushed back into exploitation after Brexit following an admission by the immigration minister that trafficking survivors may have to pay to secure their status.
UK GOVERNMENT: The national referral mechanism (NRM) is the framework by which potential victims of human trafficking and modern slavery are identified and supported. How the government plans to reform the NRM.