I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from your NHS Trust:

[Trust Policy/ Policies on Human Trafficking OR Victims of Human Trafficking]

NB – For a definition of “Human Trafficking”; see Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and its Explanatory Report (Warsaw, 16.V.2005): “Trafficking in human beings” shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs;

Please provide the information in an appropriate electronic readable format, for example .pdf, .doc, .docx etc. If your Trust does not have a policy, please notify me as such.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has no HR policies on the subjects of ‘Human Trafficking’ or ‘Victims of Human Trafficking’. Although these topics are not specifically referenced in the Surrey Adult Safeguarding Multi-Agency procedures upon which the Trust’s safeguarding policy is based, awareness of these topics is raised through the Trust’s safeguarding training.

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