||<p>Following the judgment in PK(Ghana) officials were instructed to temporarily defer
most decisions on whether to grant discretionary leave to remain to trafficking victims.
This was to enable new guidance to be prepared that would take account of the findings
of the Court.</p><p>Grants of discretionary leave continued to be made if it was found
that a grant was necessary to enable a trafficking victim to seek compensation through
the courts or to assist the police with a criminal investigation or prosecution. Victims
also continued to be granted leave if they qualified for refugee status or under other
provisions in the Immigration Rules.</p><p>The new guidance was published on 8 August
2018 and normal decision making has therefore resumed. The guidance is available on
the GOV.UK web-pages at:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/732594/dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v1.0ext.pdf"