Policy for Prosecuting Cases of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Date: 
18 October 2021
Type: 
Policy papers

This policy explains the approach of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in taking prosecutorial decisions in respect of offences arising from modern slavery and human trafficking, and the wide range of other crimes associated with it such as benefit fraud, grievous bodily harm, assault, rape or child sex abuse. Victims are among the most vulnerable people in society and could be hesitant to seek help due to fear of, and control by, their traffickers. Modern Slavery Human Trafficking is an umbrella term that covers the offences of human trafficking and slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.