The definitive guidelines on the sentencing of modern slavery offences were issued on 12 August 2021 and came into force on 1 October 2021.

Offences covered by the guidelines include:


The consultation on draft guidelines for sentencing modern slavery offences opened on 15 October 2020 and closed 15 January 2021.

Related documents

To support the guidelines and consultations, the Council also publishes a range of documents. These documents may include consultation responses, statistical bulletins, resource and equality impact assessments and guideline assessments.

Related documents: Modern slavery