Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s Office, in collaboration with the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, launches an online toolkit to help local organisations and agencies work better together to tackle modern slavery. The toolkit is dynamic and free to use, it includes:
- a partnership checklist
- a governance library
- downloadable resources
- reports and legislation
- a UK training library.
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 in his annual report.
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and the National Crime Agency outlined the role that councils and local leaders can play with their partners at the National Children’s and Adults Services Conference in October 2017.
The Human Trafficking Foundation has produced several resources that seek to help local authorities improve their response to human trafficking and modern slavery, in particular the identification and support offered to adult survivors.
Raising awareness of and training in roles and responsibilities around modern slavery is crucial. The Government has developed a training resources webpage. It will be updated as and when new information or resources come to light.
Earlier in 2018 the Clewer Initiative launched their Safe Car Wash app which will enable communities to share intelligence on potential instances of modern slavery at car washes.
Unseen Modern Slavery App
In 2018 the 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.
- East Midlands – East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership
- Greater Manchester – Programme Challenger
- Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – Modern Slavery Partnership
- South East - South East Anti-Slavery Partnership
- South West – Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Wales - Welsh Anti-Slavery Leadership Group
- West Midlands – West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network
- West Yorkshire – West Yorkshire Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network
- Bedfordshire Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Cheshire Anti-Slavery Network
- Croydon Community Against Trafficking (CCAT)
- Derby and Derbyshire Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Humber Modern Slavery Partnership
- Merseyside Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Wales Anti-Slavery Leadership Group
- West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network
- Greater Manchester Police Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Thames Valley Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Hertfordshire Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Lancashire Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Buckinghamshire Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Colchester Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Southend Borough Modern Slavery Community Partnership
- Cleveland Anti-Slavery Network
- South Yorkshire Anti-Slavery Practitioners Group
- 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)
Other related resources
- Please see other resources on the LGA website on support for unaccompanied children, who are at risk of being or becoming victims of modern slavery.
- The LGA works with a range of partners to provide information and resources that are designed to help local councils and their partners fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities to adults in their local areas.
- A range of resources is available in relation to keeping children safe, including responding to and preventing child sexual exploitation
- The Government has brought together resources related to modern slavery to raise awareness and announced its plans for further reform in October 2017, with further announcements to follow.