FLEX written submission on the Nationality and Borders Bill

October, 2021

This submission of evidence focuses on Part 4 of the Nationality and Borders Bill and recommends that Part 4 is removed from the Bill in its entirety as its inclusion conflates immigration matters with modern slavery and in doing so undermines the UK’s efforts to tackle modern slavery. This evidence covers the need for a clear separation of powers between law enforcement and immigration enforcement in order that victims are able to report crimes securely, barriers to identifying victims of trafficking, and the need to work with people with lived experience of those systems to understand what would have helped them to escape earlier and better support their recovery.