Slavery

London Councils welcome drug dealers being jailed in ‘landmark’ slavery case

15/05/2019

Three ‘county lines’ drug dealers have been sent to prison in a landmark case using the Modern Slavery Act.

Two arrested in Blackpool slavery investigation

03/04/2019

An investigation into modern slavery and human trafficking supported by Blackpool Council has resulted in two arrests.

A lack of police training ‘hinders’ slavery convictions, charity says

26/03/2019

The response of the police to modern slavery victims ‘hinders’ the prosecution of traffickers and exploiters, a charity has claimed.

‘County Lines’ major driver behind rise in slavery reporting

20/03/2019

The number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80% in two years, new data reveals.

Modern slavery referrals by councils 'spiral'

18/03/2019

A sharp increase in the number of suspected cases of modern slavery is having a ‘huge impact’ on council services, town hall chiefs have warned.

One in four trafficked children reported missing from care

21/12/2018

Nearly a quarter of trafficked children were reported as going missing from care in 2017, a new study has revealed.

More than 40 councils sign anti-slavery pledge

19/10/2018

A total of 42 councils have signed a charter aimed at eradicating modern slavery in their supply chains.

‘Transparency map’ launched to tackle modern slavery

10/10/2018

A new website promises to help councils check if any of their suppliers are using modern slaves.

Whitehall announces £2m unit to protect vulnerable children from gangs

29/08/2018

A national response unit designed to offer local authorities tailored support to help children at risk of exploitation by criminal gangs is due to be launched next year.

Manchester CC ‘unanimously’ approves charter against slavery

12/07/2018

Manchester City Council has called on the Government to provide more support for victims of modern slavery.

Bristol’s lord mayor removes slave trader’s portrait from office

20/06/2018

A 316-year-old portrait of a prominent slave trader, responsible for the deaths of thousands, has been removed from the lord mayor of Bristol’s office.

Councils to share £19m to boost integration

11/06/2018

Councils in England will receive £19m to help ease pressures on housing, education and health services due to recent migration.

Church launches anti-slavery app

04/06/2018

Council chiefs have endorsed a new app designed to help gather information about modern slavery in car washes.

British citizens ‘largest nationality’ recorded in slavery figures

27/03/2018

British citizens are for the first time the largest nationality recorded as potential victims in the national trafficking and modern slavery figures.

Councillors pledge to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains

23/03/2018

Labour and Co-operative councillors have pledged to ensure none of the money they spend on procuring goods and services inadvertently ends up supporting exploitation or trafficking.

Cornwall Council helps slavery victims after police raid

09/02/2018

Cornwall Council is providing welfare and support services for 14 people following a police raid on a flower-picking farm.

Council chiefs call for ‘cross-sector’ approach to fighting slavery

17/01/2018

Local authority leaders have called for a ‘coherent, cross-sector’ approach to tackling modern slavery as new figures reveal an increase of almost 50% in the number of people referred as potential victims.

Number of modern slavery victims 'underestimated' warns crime agency

11/08/2017

There are many more victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK than first thought, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Guidance for spotting signs of domestic slavery published

21/04/2017

The publication of a new resource to help health visitors identify the signs of domestic slavery has been announced.

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