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    Forced labour: contemporary slavery in the UK

    Joseph Rowntree Foundation, April 2009, 4 pages

    Although there is evidence of forced labour occurring in the UK – drawn from practical experience, journalistic accounts and research studies – there is a real need for more extensive and robust evidence.

    The programme “Forced labour: contemporary slavery in the UK”, launched by The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JFR) in April 2009, seeks to influence the development of policy so that to reduce the incidence of forced labour in the UK and provide better services for its victims.
    The programme is made of two phases:

    • Phase 1 aims to improve the availability of evidence, through research projects exploring the scope and experience of forced labour in the UK.
    • Phase 2 will focus on support for victims of forced labour.

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