Presentation on theme: "The UK Government’s view"— Presentation transcript:
1Human Trafficking Justine Currell Head of Human Trafficking Home Office
2The UK Government’s view Low volume, high harm crimeOrganised and covertGlobalTargeting of vulnerable peopleDifferent types of exploitation
3What is Human Trafficking? Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons.Using threats, force, coercion, fraud or deception (irrelevant for children)For the purpose of exploitation which includes: sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery, servitude, or the removal of organs.
4The UK Government’s Approach Human trafficking strategy – published July 2011EU Directive on combating trafficking in human beingsInter-Departmental Ministerial GroupNational Referral MechanismUK Human Trafficking Centre and the National Crime Agency
5Key work strands Raising awareness Working with the private sector Engaging with source countriesVictim care and support
6Consistency in response Making the UK more hostile to traffickers Key ChallengesDataConsistency in responseMaking the UK more hostile to traffickersReducing demand