The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report examining whether the government tackles serious and organised crime in an effective and coherent way. The report has a number of reference to modern slavery including there were 6,993 potential modern slavery and human trafficking victims identified in 2018, a 36% increase since 2017, up from 5,142.
The report has 4 parts:
Part One examines the nature of serious and organised crime and the government’s strategic response to tackling it.
Part Two looks at the quality of data on the scale of serious and organised crime, how data are produced and used, and the availability of data to decision-makers.
Part Three examines the extent of government’s work to tackle serious and organised crime under its four ‘P’ work strands, the effectiveness of funding, governance and accountability structures.
Part Four assesses the extent to which the efforts of law enforcement are coordinated.