Human Trafficking and Exploitation Guidance for Scottish Local Authorities

This guidance is intended to support Scottish local authorities to develop good practice to identify, refer and support victims of human trafficking and exploitation, and disrupt and deter criminal activities. 

It is intended to be a primer for all local authority staff on human trafficking and exploitation, and it is arranged in such a way that staff can be directed to the area most relevant to their work. Topics covered range from spotting the signs for frontline staff, to strategic planning suggestions and considerations for partnership working. External links are included for further reading and more in-depth information. The document is non-prescriptive: it does not replace other existing guidance or structures at a local authority level and does not remove the need to keep local policies and processes under review. 

A toolkit of resources that can be used for training and awareness raising activities is available to download separately as editable Word documents.

If you have any corrections, updates, or would like support with your council's human trafficking and exploitation work, please contact us. We would also be grateful for your FEEDBACK (Google Form, 3-10 minutes to complete)