There are numerous organisations working to tackle modern slavery in the UK and many resources to draw on.
Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s Office, in collaboration with the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, has developed an online toolkit to help local organisations and agencies work better together to tackle modern slavery.
The Anti-Slavery Commissioner has also made a range of videos on modern slavery, including for local government and the emergency services. More information is also available on the commissioner's website.
Training and awareness raising
Raising awareness of and training in roles and responsibilities around modern slavery is crucial. The Government has developed a training resources webpage as well as a first responder training module.
Many anti-trafficking organisations have also developed training materials that councils can draw on.
In terms of public awareness, the Clewer Initiative have developed a Safe Car Wash app to enable communities to share intelligence on potential instances of modern slavery at car washes.
Unseen group also launched their Modern Slavery app in partnership with BT. The app helps members of the public identify signs of modern slavery and makes it easier for them to report to the authorities.
A range of other third party resources are signposted in the LGA’s council guide to modern slavery.
Further relevant organisations
- The National Crime Agency's Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit
- Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Voluntary Sector Organisations
- Anti-Slavery UK
- ECPAT (campaigning against child trafficking and exploitation)
- Human Trafficking Foundation
- Migrant Help
- Salvation Army
- Stop The Traffik
- Stronger Together (tackling modern slavery in supply chains)
Regional anti-slavery partnerships
Details of local anti-slavery partnerships can be accessed via the Human Trafficking Foundation website.