Graham Evans – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Graham Evans on 2014-06-25.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 25 April 2014, Official Report, column 717W, on human trafficking, what tailored support is given to victims who have received a Conclusive Grounds decision to safely return home; to which countries such victims returned in January to March 2014; and if she will make a statement.

Karen Bradley

Currently, there is no specific return and reintegration package for those who
have received a positive Conclusive Grounds decision and wish to return home.
The Assisted Voluntary Returns package is available to nationals of non-EEA
countries. Where possible and appropriate to do so, the Government will work
with host countries’ Government agencies to ensure that the victim receives
adequate support.

Information pertaining to the countries to which victims returned via the AVR
programme is not collated centrally and would require a detailed examination of
case files in order to extract such data.

Between January and March 2014, The Salvation Army recorded that 30
individuals, in their care, returned to their country of origin. These were:

Country of Origin Count
China 1
Czech Repubulic 2
Hungary 3
Latvia 3
Lithuania 4
Poland 1
Romania 9
Slovakia 4
Sri Lanka 1
Congo 1
Uganda 1
Grand Total 30

Care and support for victims, once they receive a positive Conclusive Grounds
decision is being considered as part of the review of the National Referral
Mechanism and as part of the re-tender of the Government’s victim support