Legislation

Three pieces of legislation introduced in 2015 form the pillars of the UK’s statutory framework for tackling modern slavery.

The Modern Slavery Act, the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) and the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act.

In addition to these, this page houses related pieces of legislation which impact on the treatment of modern slavery victims, and which underpin the response by relevant authorities.

UK Modern Slavery Legislation

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Modern Slavery Act 2015

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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Related Legislation

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Immigration and Asylum Act 2016

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Care Act 2014

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Localism Act 2011

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Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004

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Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

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