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Police failing to disrupt human supply chains

Police care for victims of slavery can be excellent, but there isn’t always the same focus on disrupting human supply chains, according to a new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services.

Supply chain slavery: more action is needed

One in ten UK supply chain managers say they have found evidence of modern slavery in their supply chains since the Modern Slavery Act came into force, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has revealed.

Time to contribute to the debate on supply chain slavery

Supply chains in the fashion, construction and cleaning sectors are being targeted by the UK’s director of labour market enforcement, Sir David Metcalf, who has warned that he will be consulting on how to make full use of powers to jail the worst offenders.

NHS expands ethical procurement programme

NHS Supply Chain has widened its ethical procurement programme following the passing of UK Modern Slavery Act. It means that more than 200 suppliers are now subject to the Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) conditions.

425pc increase in modern slavery

There has been a 425 per cent increase in the number of modern slavery act prosecution cases, according to the Ministry of Justice’s Criminal Justice System Statistics Quarterly report.

UK slavery referrals up by a third

The number of potential victims of labour exploitation referred as part of the framework set up to identify victims of modern slavery in the UK increased by 33 per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to analysis of National Crime Agency data by Kroll, the risk mitigation specialist.

Eversheds Sutherland targets modern slavery

Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has launched two e-learning modules, developed to train businesses to understand and manage their risks related to modern slavery.

Supply chain slavery is happening here

Last week Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each sentenced to six years in jail at Nottingham Crown Court after being convicted on charges related to trafficking people for labour exploitation.