Publication - Consultation paper

Trafficking and exploitation strategy: draft for consultation

Published: 12 Oct 2016
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Equality and rights, Law and order

A draft strategy for consultation on tackling human trafficking and exploitation in Scotland.

17 page PDF

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17 page PDF

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Trafficking and exploitation strategy: draft for consultation
Annex One: Legislative Context and Further Reading

17 page PDF

292.0 kB

Annex One: Legislative Context and Further Reading

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 [14]

A full summary of the Act is provided as a separate document.

Other Scottish and UK Legislation

Modern Slavery Act (England and Wales) (some aspects of this Act apply in Scotland)

Children (Scotland) Act 1995:

Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009:

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014:

Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Northern Ireland Human Trafficking Act


Lord Advocate's Instructions

The Inter-agency Guidance for Child Trafficking,

The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014)

Interagency age assessment guidance

Adult Support and Protection Code of Practice

Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses

Victims' Code for Scotland

Human Trafficking Foundation Care Standards

UK Prosecutors' Commitments

Policies and Strategies

Scotland's National Action Plan to tackle child sexual exploitation

Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

Equally Safe

New Scots - Refugee Integration Strategy

Scotland's National Action Plan on Human Rights

Modern Slavery Strategy

Northern Ireland Strategy


UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children (Palermo Protocol)

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings of 2005 (Human Trafficking Convention)

EU Directive on Human Trafficking

Guidance from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: 'Human Rights and Human Trafficking'

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights -

EU and Home Office Factsheets