FOI Request Modern Slavery

Request 101001644571

During the period of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017:

1. How many individuals who received a ‘positive reasonable grounds decision’ or a ‘positive conclusive decision’ from the National Referral Mechanism - or otherwise identified themselves as victims of modern slavery - and applied for homelessness assistance pursuant to section 183 Housing Act 1996 were unsuccessful in their application? If you do not have a policy to take modern slavery into consideration when assessing applications for homelessness assistance, please state so.

2. How many potential victims did you refer to the NRM who had no fixed abode, lived in temporary accommodation or otherwise identified themselves as homeless?

3. Please provide an annual breakdown of the funding (£) allocated to the council’s Supporting People Budget over the last three financial years?  

Response 13-11-2017

1)In Scotland we use the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001; the Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003; Human Trafficking & Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 & the Scottish Governments Trafficking & Exploitation Strategy .

2) Moray Council received 1 referral from the NRM.  This referral was provided with emergency temporary accommodation on discharge from hospital until collected by Home Office Immigration Officers to Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre.

3)

2014/15                £5,964.000

2015/16                £5,687,000

2016/17                £6,024,000

NB These costs include Social Work elements.

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