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Response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on modern day slavery offences

January 2021

“The Howard League for Penal Reform welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft sentencing guideline for modern slavery offences.

“Modern slavery is an horrific and growing problem in England and Wales: the Howard League has seen the ramifications of this through its policy work on residential care and its specialist legal work. Though prosecutions under modern slavery legislation remain rare, growing awareness about modern slavery and county lines will likely lead to an increase in charges and convictions. As a result, the guideline is important and timely.”

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