Major investigation and public protection

Additional relevant legislation

The following legislation may also be relevant to disrupt modern slavery offending:

Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004

  • Section 4: Trafficking people for exploitation

Children Act 1989

  • Section 17: Provision of services for children in need, their families and others
  • Section 46: Removal and accommodation of children by police in cases of emergency
  • Section 47: Local Authority’s duty to investigate

Children and Young Persons Act 1933

  • Section 1: Cruelty to persons under sixteen
  • Section 3: Allowing persons under sixteen to be in brothels
  • Section 4: Causing or allowing persons under sixteen to be used for begging

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

  • Section 71: Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour

Criminal Justice Act 1988

  • Section 39: Common assault and battery to be summary offences

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

  • Section 47: Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour

Criminal Law Act 1977

  • Section 1A: Conspiracy to commit offences outside the United Kingdom

Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

  • Section 5: Causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult

Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981

Fraud Act 2006

Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004

  • Section 12: Offences: acting as a gangmaster, being in possession of false documents etc.
  • Section 13: Offences: entering into arrangements with gangmasters
  • Schedule 2: Application of Act to Northern Ireland

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

  • Section 2: Arranging or facilitating the travel of another person for the purpose of exploiting them in any part of the world

Identity Documents Act 2010

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

  • Section 3: Restriction of importation and exportation of controlled drugs
  • Sections 4 to 7: Restrictions relating to controlled drugs etc.
  • Sections 8 to 9: Miscellaneous offences involving controlled drugs etc.

Offences against the Person Act 1861

  • Section 16: Threats to kill
  • Section 18: Wounding or causing grievous bodily harm with intent
  • Section 20: Inflicting bodily injury, with or without weapon
  • Section 24: Maliciously administering poison, etc. with intent to injure, aggrieve or annoy any other person
  • Section 47: Assault occasioning bodily harm

Policing and Crime Act 2009

  • Section 34: Injunctions to prevent gang-related violence

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Serious Crime Act 2015

  • Section 45: Offence of participating in activities of organised crime group

Sexual Offences Act 1956

  • Section 33A: Keeping a brothel used for prostitution
  • Section 34: Landlord letting premises for use as a brothel
  • Sections 35 and 36: Allowing a tenant to use premises as a brothel or for the purposes of prostitution

Sexual Offences Act 2003

  • Section 1: Rape
  • Section 2: Assault by penetration
  • Section 3: Sexual assault
  • Section 4: Causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent
  • Section 47: Paying for sexual services of a child
  • Section 48: Causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography
  • Section 49: Controlling a child prostitute or a child involved in pornography
  • Section 50: Arranging or facilitating child prostitution or pornography
  • Section 52: Causing or inciting prostitution for gain
  • Section 53: Controlling prostitution for gain
  • Section 53A: Paying for sexual services of a prostitute subjected to force etc.

Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

  • Article 64: Keeping a brothel used for prostitution
  • Article 64A: Paying for sexual services of a prostitute subjected to force etc.

Theft Act 1968

UK Borders Act 2007

Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006

  • Section 54: Forfeiture and detention of vehicles etc.

Common law

  • Kidnap
  • False imprisonment

International law

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