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Human Trafficking and Exploitation - Making the Link with Business

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150 Broomielaw

Glasgow Metropolitan Area

G2 8LU

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Human trafficking and exploitation is a complex and hidden crime that involves trading adults and children as commodities and exploiting them for profit or personal benefit. It affects communities all across Scotland and victims can be from Scotland or the rest of the UK as well as from elsewhere in the world.

We are targeting this event at key businesses and bodies with a potential role to play in tackling human trafficking in Scotland.

This event will be hosted by the Scottish Government and is aimed at those within Scotland’s private and corporate sector. It will highlight how the crime of human trafficking and exploitation impacts not only the lives of those individuals who are exploited but also the private and corporate sector in Scotland. Businesses may unwittingly be contributing to this crime and to the profits of those who seek to exploit others and even in some cases to serious organised crime.

In addition Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has a UK wide application and sets out that a commercial organisation with a turnover of £36 million or more must prepare and publish an annual statement of the steps the organisation has taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains or in any part of its own business. This event will help businesses to understand the implications of the provision and what they can do about it.

Scotland's Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy was published at the end of May and sets out what the Scottish Government and its partners such as Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service are doing to address the issue of human trafficking in Scotland. This event will tell you more about the Strategy and how you can be involved.

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