Consultation on a Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland

Closed 7 Dec 2016

Opened 12 Oct 2016

Feedback updated 21 Mar 2017

We asked

We consulted on a draft Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy

You said

The report on the consultation responses is now available.

We did

The consultation responses have been used to update the draft Strategy.  The final version will be published by the end of May 2017

Results updated 24 Mar 2017

This report sets out the comments received during the consultation on the draft Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy.  The draft Strategy has been updated to reflect the results of the consultation. The final version of the Strategy will be published by the end of May 2017.


Published responses

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Human trafficking and exploitation are abhorrent crimes, as well as abuses of human rights and dignity.  They involve trading adults and children as commodities and exploiting them for profit or personal benefit and they happen in Scotland today. Adults and children are trafficked and exploited within and between communities in Scotland and the wider UK, as well as into Scotland from abroad.

The draft Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy sets out what the Scottish Government plans to do to tackle these and this consultation asks for your views on these proposals.


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Why your views matter

All of the comments we receive will be taken into account and will be used to create the final version of the Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy to be published in spring 2017.


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