The previous estimate of 12,000 victims of human trafficking in UK is the 'tip of the iceberg' according to the National Crime Agency.Read More
ATLEU acted for 18 victims who have all received compensation following criminal proceedings which were brought against their traffickers.
What did ATLEU do?
Awards of compensation arising from the confiscation of traffickers assets are few and far between.
ATLEU worked closely with Hope for Justice to ensure that steps were taken to seek compensation for these victims. We hope that this is beginning of these orders being made as a matter of course in criminal proceedings.
For more on this see Hope for Justice's news story.
The support currently provided to survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery is not meeting their needs, finds a new report by The Human Trafficking Foundation and their partners.
Among the report's key recommendations is that a positive conclusive grounds decision must carry status. At present, the conclusive grounds decision makes very little difference to a victim’s life in practice. Some victims even receive the decision that they have been conclusively identified as trafficked together with a letter telling them they have no leave to remain in the UK.
The report further finds that government-funded support ends abruptly, too early and that there is little information on what happens to survivors in the longer term. The current situation leaves survivors with little realistic opportunity to rebuild their lives, with some ending up destitute, vulnerable to further harm or even being re-exploited.
Read the full report here
Report on a four-day conference on Reinforcing Assistance to Child Victims of Trafficking (ReACT); a partnership project between ECPAT groups in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.Read More
ATLEU hopes to offer free training to legal aid providers wishing to undertake compensation work for victims of trafficking and modern slavery. If you would be interested then please email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest.Read More
ome examples of the success we've had in immigration cases. All of these decisions have made significant changes to our clients lives and many of them reveal the authorities' lack of understanding of the impact of trafficking and their legal obligations to protect victims of trafficking.Read More
In March this year, the government settled our Judicial Review which challenged its failure to give victims the legal support to bring compensation claims against their traffickers. The government told the Court that it would report by the end of June 2016. Despite our requests, however, the Ministry of Justice had still not replied to us about progress on this review over five months later.Read More
'It was only when I worked at the law centre that I really learned the meaning of pressure and long hours.'
Read Emmy Gibbs new blog for Legal Voice on making the switch from commercial to social welfare law.
Emmy Gibbs and Joy, her client who was employed under a domestic worker visa, spoke last night on BBC Radio 4.
File on Four explained the grave problems with the current domestic worker visa which is failing to protect workers from slavery.Read More
Our expert in advocating for refugee children and victims of trafficking, Kalvir Kaur, will be delivering this training in partnership with ECPAT. The course costs £75 and aims to develop greater knowledge of best practice for interviewing children.Read More