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Public sector workers could be given a greater role in helping police identify victims of human trafficking and exploitation. The Scottish government is to consult on plans to introduce a "duty to notify" which would apply to health and social workers. Social workers want to ensure any changes do not discourage vulnerable people from accessing services. But ministers said many trafficking cases currently go unreported. They said information collected through the proposed notification scheme would provide a more accurate picture of the scale and extent of trafficking in Scotland, and enable more effective targeting of enforcement activity and support services. It would identify and support... Full story

15 June