Consultation on Sections 9(2)(b)(i) of Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Closed 23 Dec 2016

Opened 3 Nov 2016

Results Updated 16 Mar 2017

This consultation was on section 9(2)(b)(ii) of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015, which relates to the provision of support and assistance to adult victims of human trafficking and requires the Scottish Ministers to secure such support in certain circumstances. It asked for views on the period during which adult victims of trafficking must be provided with support.

This report is a summary of the points made by those who responded to the consultation. The Scottish Government is currently considering these and will set out its response in due course.

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Published Responses

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Overview

A consultation on the period for which Scottish Ministers must provide support and assistance to adult victims of human trafficking under section 9 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015.

Why We Are Consulting

The Scottish Government is of the view that the period of support should remain at 45 days as is currently the case. It will be helpful to have views on whether stakeholders agree with this approach and if not, why not.

Once the consultation has closed we will analyse and take into account the responses. Regulations under section 9 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 will be drafted and will be laid before Parliament, with a view to them coming into force in Spring 2017, subject to the will of Parliament.

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Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights
  • Health and Social Care
  • International
  • Law and Order