Presentation on theme: "The UK Government’s view"— Presentation transcript:
1 Human Trafficking Justine Currell Head of Human Trafficking Home Office
2 The UK Government’s view Low volume, high harm crimeOrganised and covertGlobalTargeting of vulnerable peopleDifferent types of exploitation
3 What 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.
4 The 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
5 Key work strands Raising awareness Working with the private sector Engaging with source countriesVictim care and support
6 Consistency in response Making the UK more hostile to traffickers Key ChallengesDataConsistency in responseMaking the UK more hostile to traffickersReducing demand