Here are our reports, both from our policy unit and our programmes, as well as our latest annual report.

Annual Report 2019/2020

The past year has been a tumultuous time. No-one could have predicted the challenges that awaited us in 2020 – a pandemic that has impacted every organisation in the world, Justice and Care included.  Yet through determination and perseverance we have been able to achieve more impact than ever before.

Download our annual report here.

It still happens here: fighting UK slavery in the 2020s

July 2020

This report by The Modern Slavery Policy Unit builds on the impact of the Centre for Social Justice’s groundbreaking report ‘It Happens Here: Equipping the United Kingdom to fight modern slavery’, which led to the passing of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015. It explores the progress that has been made in the UK’s response, five years on from the Modern Slavery Act, but also identifies the key challenges faced by frontline professionals who are working to fulfil their duties under the Act.

Download the full report here or just the executive summary here.

     

Parallel societies: slavery, exploitation and criminal subculture in Leicester

August 2020

COVID-19 has put under the spotlight the fast fashion industry in Leicester East, and its exploitation of thousands of (mostly immigrant) workers. Our research has confirmed that conditions in these garment factories exemplify a wide spectrum of criminality and exploitation. There is urgent need for action before a tragedy along the lines of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh happens on our shores and on our watch. The evidence we have amassed has convinced us that only through root and branch reform of this corrupt system can we restore rule of law, fair labour conditions and dignity to the exploited.

Download the full report here.

Cuckooing: The case for strengthening the law against slavery in the home

November 2021

As the name suggests ‘cuckooing’ involves the gang taking over somebody’s home against their will and then using it for criminal activity such as storing and/or distributing drugs cash and weapons. Together with our partners at The Centre for Social Justice, Justice and Care is arguing for a simple change in the law to give police and courts the powers they need to end the harmful and criminal practice of ‘cuckooing’. This paper explores this form of modern slavery which has grown in prominence over recent years, the impact of the practice and the challenges for enforcement, and uncovers a worrying gap in the law.

Download the full report here.

Out from the Shadows: Transforming support for victims of Modern Slavery and Domestic Abuse with No Recourse to Public Funds

December 2021

This report explores the shared experiences of the victims of these hidden crimes, to understand and compare the support available and the impact of immigration status and having no recourse to public funds, on recovery and the pursuit of justice. Our paper outlines how enabling these victims to access support, housing, and security can stop abusers and slavery gangs in their tracks as well as supporting the pursuit of justice. We aim to influence forthcoming legislation, including the Victims Bill and the Nationality and Borders Bill, as well as the policy that underpins it.

Download the full report here.

Victim Navigator Interim Evaluation

July 2021

After discussions with police forces and national stakeholders, Justice and Care designed a project in 2018 involving ‘Victim Navigators’. It entailed embedding independent specialists into police teams to provide expert input to modern slavery investigations and to directly support victims of modern slavery. In order to understand the effectiveness of the Victim Navigator role, Justice and Care commissioned an evaluation to run with the pilot.

Download the full evaluation here.

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