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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

  3. The Structure and a Summary of the Act

    1. Part One – Offences

      1. Human trafficking

        1. Section 1: Offence of human trafficking

        2. Section 2: Application of offence to conduct in United Kingdom and elsewhere

        3. Section 3: Exploitation for purposes of offence of human trafficking

      2. Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour

        1. Section 4: Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour

      3. Aggravation as to human trafficking

        1. Section 5: General aggravation of offence

        2. Section 6: Aggravation involving a child

        3. Section 7: Aggravation involving public official

    2. Part 2 – Protection of Victims

      1. Prosecution of victims

        1. Section 8: Lord Advocate’s instructions on prosecution of victims of offences

      2. Support and assistance for adult victims

        1. Section 9: Support and assistance: victims of offence of human trafficking

        2. Section 10:  Support and assistance: victims of an offence under section 4

      3. Support and assistance for child victims

        1. Section 11: Independent child trafficking guardians

        2. Section 12:  Presumption of age

    3. Part 3 - Confiscation of Property

      1. Detention and forfeiture

        1. Section 13: Detention of vehicle, ship or aircraft

        2. Section 14: Forfeiture of vehicle, ship or aircraft

      2. Proceeds of crime

        1. Section 15: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002: lifestyle offences

    4. Part 4 – Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention and Risk Orders

      1. Trafficking and exploitation offences

        1. Section 16: Relevant trafficking or exploitation offences

      2. Trafficking and exploitation prevention orders

        1. Section 17: Prevention orders on sentencing

        2. Section 18: Prevention orders on application

        3. Section 19: Meaning of relevant offender

        4. Section 20: Contents of prevention orders

        5. Section 21: Prohibitions on foreign travel

        6. Section 22: Orders on sentencing: variation, renewal and discharge

        7. Section 23: Orders on application: variation, renewal and discharge

        8. Section 24: Interim prevention orders

        9. Section 25: Appeals: prevention orders

      3. Trafficking and exploitation risk orders

        1. Section 26: Risk orders

        2. Section 27: Contents of risk orders

        3. Section 28: Prohibitions on foreign travel

        4. Section 29: Variation, renewal and discharge of risk orders

        5. Section 30: Interim risk orders

        6. Section 31: Appeals: risk orders

      4. Offences and supplementary provision

        1. Section 32: Offences

        2. Section 33: Enforcement of other UK orders

        3. Section 34: Interpretation of Part 4

    5. Part 5 - Strategy and Reporting

      1. Section 35: Trafficking and exploitation strategy

      2. Section 36: Review and publication of strategy

      3. Section 37: Duty to co-operate on strategy

      4. Section 38: Duty to notify and provide information about victims

    6. Part 6 – Final Provisions

      1. Section 39: Offences by bodies corporate etc.

      2. Section 40: Interpretation

      3. Section 41: Regulations

      4. Section 42: Ancillary provision

      5. Section 43: Minor and consequential amendments

      6. Section 44: Crown application

      7. Section 45: Commencement

      8. Section 46: Short title

      9. Section 47: Parliamentary History

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