Slavery victims win the right to support for as long as they need it in major victory for The Sun campaign


VICTIMS of modern slavery can celebrate today after the Home Office extended support for them – in a major win for The Sun’s Stamp Out Slavery campaign.

The previous time limit of 45 days has been scrapped – meaning they will now continue to receive help with things like accommodation, counselling and medical care for as long as they need.

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The Sun’s Stamp Out Slavery campaign, run in conjunction with Co-op, has highlighted the plight of Britain’s 136,000 slaves working in car washes and nail salons, farms and factories all over the UK.

We’ve been calling on the government to extend support for Britain’s slaves beyond the arbitrary six-week limit and backing Lord McColl’s private members Bill demanding support be extended to at least a year.

“Our world-leading Modern Slavery Act has led to thousands of victims being protected and hundreds of convictions. We are constantly looking to improve the support on offer to victims of modern slavery.”

Welcoming today’s developments, Steve Murrells, Co-op’s CEO told The Sun: “This decision paves the way for more victims to be properly supported and given the chance to rebuild their lives following the deep trauma they will have experienced.”

He added: “The campaign we ran with The Sun undoubtedly amplified the issue, illustrated how far and wide the impact was in this country, and has helped lead to this fantastic outcome.”


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