To mark Anti-Slavery day Helen Grant met victims of trafficking as part of the Government's commitment to stamp out modern day human exploitation.
Anti-Slavery day aims to:
- Urge victims to seek support
- Reach victims at risk of exploitation
- Encourage victims to speak out
Victims Minister Helen Grant said:
'The transport and exploitation of vulnerable men, women and children by predatory organised criminal groups is something that no civilised country should tolerate. Tackling organised crime groups who profit from this human misery is a priority.
'The Government is clear that it is vital that victims of trafficking receive access to specialised support and counselling, which is why we provide £2 million a year to help and support victims of this merciless exploitation.'
The national day was created as an act of Parliament to raise awareness of slavery including forced labour, domestic servitude and trafficking.