St Mungo’s briefing on the Vagrancy Act

This briefing outlines the position of St Mungo’s on the Vagrancy Act, in advance of the upcoming Government review of this legislation. St Mungo’s believes that the Vagrancy Act is an outdated and stigmatising piece of legislation which should be repealed in full. Alongside this, the government should commit to ending the criminalisation of rough sleeping, along with a commitment to the principle of ‘no enforcement without support’.