Frank Field MP launches inquiry into long-term support for survivors of modern slavery

02 Feb 2018
Frank Field is launching an inquiry into long-term support for victims of modern slavery.

Since the establishment of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, many practitioners and charities have come forward to discuss how this Act might be amended to better support victims of modern slavery long-term.

Currently, survivors of modern slavery receive little support from the Government following their exit from the National Referral Mechanism. This is particularly worrying given the lack of data collected by the Home Office on issues such as accommodation, employment and immigration status.

This short enquiry aims to outline and consider the particular challenges faced by victims of modern slavery who:

1. Have received a “conclusive grounds decision” but have not been given leave to remain.
2. Have received a “conclusive grounds decision” and have been given leave to remain.

In particular, we hope to collect anonymous case studies of individuals who have not been able to access the appropriate support.

If you would like to make a written submission or make our office aware of any case studies, please email If you have any questions, you can call Rebecca on 0207 219 0601.

The deadline for written submissions is the 2nd of March.

The major themes of the inquiry will include:

Access to accommodation
Access to welfare benefits
Immigration status
The right to work
Access to legal aid
Mental and physical health
Issues facing children
Risks of re-trafficking