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Modern Slavery

“The scale of modern slavery and human trafficking is increasing steadily and the threat is growing.” National Crime Agency.

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Modern Slavery is an increasing issue across Cornwall and we're working with partners to highlight this problem and tackle it.

In June 2019 Transformation Cornwall attended two day training delivered by the Clewer Initiative, the Church of England's response to Modern Slavery.

From that, we are working with partners across the county to:

  • Champion Hidden Voices Training in Cornish Churches.
  • Strengthen the development of Church led, ‘Slavery Free’ initiatives.
  • Develop resources for the Cornish Business community to raise awareness and understand how they can make their business slavery proof.
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  • Caritas Plymouth: Caritas Plymouth shares in the mission of the Catholic Church. We support the network of social action charities and parishes within the Plymouth Diocese, working in partnership with them to help poor, vulnerable and marginalised people. Caritas Plymouth have held two Modern Slavery events, read about their recent online event on the 25th September 2020 HERE.
  • Bringing Freedom: Bringing Freedom is a non-profit Christian based Cornish charity focused on creating awareness about the dangers surrounding human trafficking and slavery.
  • Caritas Social Action Network: A major Catholic conference on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery took place on 15 October 2019 in London. 76 representatives from the Catholic Church in England and Wales and other organisations shared their collective experience and ideas on how to achieve lasting impacts from the national to the community levels, in policy and practice. Read more about their event here
  • Caritas Plymouth hosted a day on Modern Slavery which took place on March 7th 2019 at St. Boniface College in Plymouth. Representatives from the Medaille Trust, Apostleship of the Sea and the Border Force shared information about their work and the affect of Modern Slavery. Read more about the event here.
  • Modern Slavery Study Day, April 2015: The Justice and Peace Group at Falmouth and Penryn Churches Together reported on a Modern Slavery Study Day in April 2015 at Truro Methodist Church organised by Dr Russell Blacker. You can read the report of the day here
  • The Gangmaster and Labour Abuse Authority: The Gangmaster and Labour Abuse Authority works in partnership to protect vulnerable and exploited workers. Through the intelligence we receive from our inspections, the public, industry and other government departments, we investigate reports of worker exploitation and illegal activity such as human trafficking, forced labour and illegal labour provision, as well as offences under the National Minimum Wage and Employment Agencies Acts.
  • International Justice Mission: International Justice Mission is a global organisation with a plan to eliminate slavery everywhere. They work to: Set People Free; Prosecute Slave Owners; Put the Slave Trade out of Business for Good.
  • The Modern Slavery Helpline: The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre is working towards a world without slavery by supporting, equipping and influencing.
  • The Medaille Trust: The Medaille Trust mission is to provide refuge and freedom from modern slavery. The Medaile Trust are the largest provider of supported safe house beds for victims of modern slavery in the UK.
  • A21: The A21 mission is to end slavery with their operational strategy, and the heart cry of the organisation, to Reach, Rescue and Restore.
  • The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army has held the government contract to provide specialist support to adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales for more than eight years. In that time we have supported more than 8,000 victims, through safe accommodation, outreach support and specialist services tailored to each individual. We operate a 24/7, confidential referral helpline 0800 808 3733 for anyone who suspects that they or someone they have come across may be a victim of modern slavery and in need of help. A specialist international team sits within The Salvation Army’s Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery department in the UK and Republic of Ireland. They focus on supporting countries where communities are vulnerable to trafficking. Link to the leaflet providing an overview of the Salvation Army service and advice for first responders:
  • The National Crime agency: The National Crime Agency are working with partners in the UK and around the world to pursue offenders and safeguard victims of modern slavery and human trafficking .
  • Stronger Together: Stronger Together is a multi-stakeholder business-led initiative aiming to reduce modern slavery particularly forced labour, labour trafficking and other hidden third party exploitation of workers. Stronger Togethers website has a wealth of resources for businesses on modern-day slavery.

Contact us for more details: info@transformation-cornwall.org.uk

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