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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 35: Trafficking and exploitation strategy

142.Section 35 places a duty on the Scottish Ministers to prepare a trafficking and exploitation strategy. The strategy under this section is a strategy which sets out such actions, arrangements and outcomes as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate in relation to the conduct which constitutes an offence under this Act.

143.Subsection (3) lists some of the matters which may be set out in the strategy, though that list is not exhaustive. Those matters include, for example, awareness raising in relation to the conduct which constitutes an offence of human trafficking or an offence under section 4 and arrangements to facilitate the detection and prevention of that conduct.

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