In July 2018 the Home Office announced plans to launch an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to ensure the world-first legislation keeps in step with this crime.

The Modern Slavery Act, which is the first of its kind in the world, has helped to transform the UK’s response to modern slavery on a national and international scale by providing police and law enforcement agencies with the powers they need to bring perpetrators to justice and enhancing the protection given to victims. It has led to a significant uplift in law enforcement activity against the criminals behind this vile crime, with more than 600 live investigations currently taking place.

However, recent reports indicate the nature of the crime is evolving. Each instance of the crime is estimated to cost around £330,000, including the cost of support, lost earnings and law enforcement but most significantly the physical and emotional harms suffered by individuals, who are often exploited over months and sometimes years.

Join us for an exclusive lunchtime talk by Kevin Hyland OBE as he discusses the next steps for the Modern Slavery Act. The event will be chaired by award winning journalist Louise Hulland. 

Tickets: £5 

All ticket sales will go to support victims in our Modern Slavery Response Team

Where: Anise Gallery, Shad Thames, London, SE1 2PU 

When: Tuesday 16th October 2018, 1 pm - 2 pm 

About Hestia: 

Hestia is the leading provider in London supporting victims of modern slavery in London with 5 safehouses and pan-London outreach services in 32 London boroughs. Our dedicated team of advocates offer emotional and practical support whilst their claims is processed through the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). During this time advocates support their clients with any health assessments and signpost to any specialist services for counselling, sexual health and legal advice. Hestia’s services are provided to individuals who proceed through the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and are referred to us via the Salvation Army.

For more information on our modern slavery work, please visit Underground Lives where you can read our latest reports. 

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