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Letter: New Home Office policy on rough sleeping and the increased risks of modern slavery

December 2020

Together with Anti-Slavery International (ASI), Doughty Street Chambers and Hope for Justice, FLEX and The Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group compiled a letter to ministers urging them to revoke a new policy that will make rough sleeping grounds for removal from the UK. We brought together a coalition of 150 charities, trade unions, lawyers and local authorities, to warn that these new rules will have severe consequences for victims of modern slavery – and will put the wider homeless population at significant risk of exploitation.