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Modern Slavery Act 2015

  1. PART 1 Offences

    1. Offences

      1. 1.Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour

      2. 2.Human trafficking

      3. 3.Meaning of exploitation

      4. 4.Committing offence with intent to commit offence under section 2

    2. Penalties and sentencing

      1. 5.Penalties

      2. 6.Sentencing

      3. 7.Confiscation of assets

      4. 8.Power to make slavery and trafficking reparation orders

      5. 9.Effect of slavery and trafficking reparation orders

      6. 10.Slavery and trafficking reparation orders: supplementary provision

      7. 11.Forfeiture of land vehicle, ship or aircraft

    3. Supplementary

      1. 12.Detention of land vehicle, ship or aircraft

      2. 13.Interpretation of Part 1

  2. PART 2 Prevention orders

    1. Slavery and trafficking prevention orders

      1. 14.Slavery and trafficking prevention orders on sentencing

      2. 15.Slavery and trafficking prevention orders on application

      3. 16.Meaning of “relevant offender”

      4. 17.Effect of slavery and trafficking prevention orders

      5. 18.Prohibitions on foreign travel

      6. 19.Requirement to provide name and address

      7. 20.Variation, renewal and discharge

      8. 21.Interim slavery and trafficking prevention orders

      9. 22.Appeals

    2. Slavery and trafficking risk orders

      1. 23.Slavery and trafficking risk orders

      2. 24.Effect of slavery and trafficking risk orders

      3. 25.Prohibitions on foreign travel

      4. 26.Requirement to provide name and address

      5. 27.Variation, renewal and discharge

      6. 28.Interim slavery and trafficking risk orders

      7. 29.Appeals

    3. Offences and supplementary provision

      1. 30.Offences

      2. 31.Cross-border enforcement

      3. 32.Rules of court

      4. 33.Guidance to chief officers of police etc

      5. 34.Interpretation of Part 2

  3. PART 3 Maritime enforcement

    1. 35.Enforcement powers in relation to ships: England and Wales

    2. 36.Enforcement powers in relation to ships: Scotland

    3. 37.Enforcement powers in relation to ships: Northern Ireland

    4. 38.Hot pursuit of ships in United Kingdom waters

    5. 39.Interpretation of Part 3

  4. PART 4 The Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner

    1. 40.The Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner

    2. 41.General functions of Commissioner

    3. 42.Strategic plans and annual reports

    4. 43.Duty to co-operate with Commissioner

    5. 44.Restriction on exercise of functions

  5. PART 5 Protection of victims

    1. 45.Defence for slavery or trafficking victims who commit an offence

    2. 46.Special measures for witnesses in criminal proceedings

    3. 47.Civil legal aid for victims of slavery

    4. 48.Independent child trafficking advocates

    5. 49.Guidance about identifying and supporting victims

    6. 50.Regulations about identifying and supporting victims

    7. 51.Presumption about age

    8. 52.Duty to notify Secretary of State about suspected victims of slavery or human trafficking

    9. 53.Overseas domestic workers

  6. PART 6 Transparency in supply chains etc

    1. 54.Transparency in supply chains etc

  7. PART 7 Miscellaneous and general

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 55.Gangmasters Licensing Authority

    2. General

      1. 56.Interpretation

      2. 57.Consequential provision

      3. 58.Regulations

      4. 59.Financial provisions

      5. 60.Extent

      6. 61.Commencement

      7. 62.Short title

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Slavery and human trafficking offences

      1. 1.Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41)

      2. 2.Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

      3. 3.Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 7)

      4. 4.Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19)

      5. 5.Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25)

      6. 6.Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 13)

      7. 7.Modern Slavery Act 2015 (c. 30)

      8. 8.Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c. 2 (N.I.))

      9. 9.Ancillary offences

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Enforcement powers in relation to ships

      1. PART 1 England and Wales

        1. 1.Introductory

        2. 2.Power to stop, board, divert and detain

        3. 3.Power to search and obtain information

        4. 4.Power of arrest and seizure

        5. 5.Code of practice

        6. 6.Assistants

        7. 7.Reasonable force

        8. 8.Evidence of authority

        9. 9.Protection of constables and enforcement officers

        10. 10.Offences

      2. PART 2 Scotland

        1. 11.Introductory

        2. 12.Power to stop, board, divert and detain

        3. 13.Power to search and obtain information

        4. 14.Power of arrest and seizure

        5. 15.Assistants

        6. 16.Reasonable force

        7. 17.Evidence of authority

        8. 18.Offences

      3. PART 3 Northern Ireland

        1. 19.Introductory

        2. 20.Power to stop, board, divert and detain

        3. 21.Power to search and obtain information

        4. 22.Power of arrest and seizure

        5. 23.Code of practice

        6. 24.Assistants

        7. 25.Reasonable force

        8. 26.Evidence of authority

        9. 27.Protection of constables and enforcement officers

        10. 28.Offences

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Public authorities under a duty to co-operate with the Commissioner

      1. Law enforcement and border security

      2. Local government

      3. Health bodies

      4. Regulators

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Offences to which defence in section 45 does not apply

      1. 1.Common law offences

      2. 2.Kidnapping.

      3. 3.Manslaughter.

      4. 4.Murder.

      5. 5.Perverting the course of justice.

      6. 6.Piracy.

      7. 7.Offences against the Person Act 1861 (c. 100)

      8. 8.Explosive Substances Act 1883 (c. 3)

      9. 9.Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929 (c. 34)

      10. 10.Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)

      11. 11.Public Order Act 1936 (1 Edw. 8 & 1 Geo. 6 c. 6)

      12. 12.Infanticide Act 1938 (c. 36)

      13. 13.Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27)

      14. 14.Theft Act 1968 (c. 60)

      15. 15.Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48)

      16. 16.Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)

      17. 17.Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2)

      18. 18.Taking of Hostages Act 1982 (c. 28)

      19. 19.Aviation Security Act 1982 (c. 36)

      20. 20.Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)

      21. 21.Child Abduction Act 1984 (c. 37)

      22. 22.Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64)

      23. 23.Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

      24. 24.Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

      25. 25.Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31)

      26. 26.Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/570)

      27. 27.Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (c. 40)

      28. 28.Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37)

      29. 29.Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

      30. 30.International Criminal Court Act 2001 (c. 17)

      31. 31.Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (c. 24)

      32. 32.Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 (c. 31)

      33. 33.Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

      34. 34.Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28)

      35. 35.Terrorism Act 2006 (c. 11)

      36. 36.Modern Slavery Act 2015 (c. 30)

      37. 37.Ancillary offences

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. PART 1 Amendments relating to offences

        1. 1.Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)

        2. 2.Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)

        3. 3.Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

        4. 4.Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 (c. 34)

        5. 5.Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

        6. 6.Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19)

        7. 7.Serious Crime Act 2007 (c. 27)

        8. 8.Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25)

        9. 9.Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9)

        10. 10.Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10)

      2. PART 2 Amendments relating to slavery and trafficking reparation orders

        1. 11.Administration of Justice Act 1970 (c. 31)

        2. 12.Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)

        3. 13.Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 (c. 27)

        4. 14.Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6)

        5. 15.Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29)

        6. 16.In section 19(8) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...

        7. 17.In section 20(12) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...

        8. 18.In section 32(7)(b) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...

        9. 19.In section 33(9)(b) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...

        10. 20.In section 55(5) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...

        11. 21.In section 308 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...

        12. 22.In Schedule 11 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...

        13. 23.Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)

        14. 24.Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44)

        15. 25.(1) Section 161A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (court’s...

        16. 26.Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43)

        17. 27.Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 (c. 3)