Human trafficking

  1. Scottish procurement policy handbook

    This handbook provides guidance on the rules and policies that apply to the procurement activities of public bodies in Scotland and highlights some key legal obligations.

  2. Building a New Scotland: Justice in an independent Scotland

    This paper sets out the Scottish Government's vision for justice in an independent Scotland.

  3. Building a New Scotland: Justice in an independent Scotland - Easy Read

    Easy read version of the Scottish Government's vision for justice in an independent Scotland.

  4. New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy: 2024

    A strategy supporting the integration of refugees, people seeking asylum and other forced migrants within Scotland’s communities. The strategy is led jointly by the Scottish Government, COSLA and Scottish Refugee Council.

  5. The Scottish Government Procurement Strategy April 2024 – March 2028

    The Scottish Government's procurement strategy describes how we plan to carry out our regulated procurements for the next four years.

  6. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - concluding observations 2023: SG initial response

    This report sets out the Scottish Government’s (SG) initial response to the UN Committee’s Concluding Observations. It outlines the progress made in relation to children’s rights in Scotland since the publication of the Position Statement of November 2022

  7. Prostitution - challenging and deterring men's demand: strategic approach

    Sets our our collective approach, working with stakeholders across the wider public and third sector, to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of it.

  8. Slavery and human trafficking statement

    Our slavery and human trafficking statement outlines the strategies and actions we have taken to identify, prevent and mitigate slavery and human trafficking in our own operations and supply chains.

  9. Serious Organised Crime Taskforce: progress report 2023

    This progress report details some of the advances made by the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and its partners.

  10. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: review

    Sets out our second review of the Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy, first published in 2017 and reviewed in 2020. The review sought to identify if the strategy remained fit for purpose and reflected the policy and operational landscape associated with Scotland.

  11. National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 - updated 2023

    This guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children and will support the care and protection of children.

  12. Protecting people seeking refuge in Scotland

    Summit discusses collective effort to mitigate UK Government’s Illegal Migration Bill.

  13. Tackling criminal exploitation

    Safeguarding the most vulnerable.

  14. Criminal exploitation: practitioner guidance

    Guidance to support a shared understanding of criminal exploitation to help assist with early identification of those at risk from serious organised crime. This guidance also applies to criminal exploitation which is not linked to serious organised crime.

  15. Children seeking asylum

    Launch of new guardianship service.

  16. Scottish Government procurement strategy: April 2022 to March 2024

    Scottish Government procurement strategy covering the period from April 2022 to March 2024.

  17. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  18. Child trafficking: research

    Research on the routes and circumstances of children and young people who have been identified as victims of trafficking and exploitation in Scotland, and their experiences of support services.

  19. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: third annual progress report

    Annual progress report and review of the trafficking and exploitation strategy and a report setting out implementation progress in 2019 to 2020.

  20. Increased funding to support victims of human trafficking

    £1.5 million to help services across Scotland.

  21. Independent child trafficking guardians: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the consultation on implementing Section 11 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: the appointment and role of independent child trafficking guardians.

  22. Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 section 38: consultation analysis

    This report provides an analysis of responses to our consultation on section 38 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 on the duty to notify and provide information about victims.

  23. Human trafficking and exploitation: guidance for health workers

    Advice how to recognise and help victims of human trafficking and exploitation.

  24. Human trafficking research: summary of findings

    The results of an independent survey of public awareness of human trafficking.

  25. Tackling human trafficking and exploitation

    Duty on public authorities to report trafficking concerns.

  26. Slavery and human trafficking: guidance for businesses

    Tailored advice for all businesses in Scotland, regardless of size.

  27. Firms on front line against trafficking and exploitation

    Guidance launched as Justice Secretary calls on businesses to take responsibility.

  28. Heightened awareness of trafficking

    Survey shows more people would report suspicious activity to police.

  29. More help for trafficking victims

    More than £3 million over three years to improve support.

  30. Human trafficking and exploitation newsletters

    All the editions of our human trafficking and exploitation newsletters.

  31. Uncovering human trafficking

    Increase in reports of trafficking follows Scottish Government strategy

  32. Human trafficking and exploitation strategy

    Our strategy to work with partners to make Scotland a more hostile place for human trafficking.

  33. Awareness of human trafficking survey: summary of findings

    The results of an independent survey of public awareness of human trafficking.

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