The UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) is a multi-agency organisation led by SOCA. Its role is to provide a central point of expertise and coordination in relation to the UK’s response to the trafficking of human beings (THB).
The Centre seeks to facilitate a coordinated, cooperative and collaborative way of working within the UK and internationally. Its work to combat THB and provide victim-centric support covers three key inter-linked areas:
This work involves a wide group of stakeholders and partners, who together deliver a diverse set of programmes designed to prevent and reduce the harms caused by THB. The UKHTC’s partners include police forces, the UK Border Agency, HM Revenue & Customs, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, non-Governmental organisations (NGOs) and many charitable and voluntary expert groups.
This website provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for those whose work brings them into contact either directly or indirectly with the response to human trafficking.
There is also information which may be of interest to victims, witnesses, academics and the public.
You will find information here about what the UKHTC does, types of trafficking and the relevant legislation.