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Nearly a quarter of trafficked children were reported as going missing from care in 2017, a new study has revealed.
A total of 42 councils have signed a charter aimed at eradicating modern slavery in their supply chains.
A new website promises to help councils check if any of their suppliers are using modern slaves.
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 City Council has called on the Government to provide more support for victims of modern slavery.
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 in England will receive £19m to help ease pressures on housing, education and health services due to recent migration.
Council chiefs have endorsed a new app designed to help gather information about modern slavery in car washes.
British citizens are for the first time the largest nationality recorded as potential victims in the national trafficking and modern slavery figures.
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.