Support for victims of human trafficking: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Information on the number of people who have been secured support by Scottish Ministers under Section 9 (3) of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 for such a period as they think appropriate after a conclusive determination has been made by a competent authority (following a referral into the National Referral Mechanism) that they are a victim of human trafficking. You requested the total number of people provided this support per year for each calendar year 2016-2021.


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested. This information is held by financial year (1 April – 31 March) rather than calendar year and relates to adults receiving support under section 9 (3) of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 and regulation 3 (4) of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Support for Victims) Regulations 2018.

Year 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Number of victims receiving support and assistance after a conclusive determination  21 33 15

The Scottish Government does not hold this information for 2016/17 or 2017/18.

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Central Enquiry Unit
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The Scottish Government
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