Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 4) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 31st January 2018.

Appointed days

2.  The following days are appointed for the coming into force, for all remaining purposes, of the following provisions in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015—

(a)31st January 2018 for section 12 (presumption of age of child victim); and

(b)1st April 2018 for section 9 (support and assistance for adult victims of human trafficking).


A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,


11th January 2018