Modern Slavery: Revisiting the Issues
Leaders check progress after a year
A year ago, key leaders from the church, police and council in Derby met to discuss how to tackle the issues surrounding modern slavery. A year on, they have again come together to look at progress.
Speakers at this year’s event, held at St. Peter’s in the City, included representatives from Derbyshire charities ‘Restore’ and ‘Safe and Sound’ as well as national experts from ‘Stop the Traffick’ and ‘UK Feminista’.
Together they took an in-depth look at modern slavery and the work taking place to stop it.
The Bishop of Derby, The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern said, “The crime of modern slavery is becoming more widespread across the world – and is developing in our own City and County. The key to a successful response depends upon intelligence, effective support for victims and a coordinated response from the police, other statutory agencies, and those of us in the voluntary sector that can provide vital extra resourcing. ‘Tacking Modern Slavery: One Year On’ represents an important stage on this journey.”
The event saw the launch of a new, pocket-sized card that will help people spot the signs of potential trafficking. The card was designed in partnership between the diocese and Derby City Council and was distributed on the day.
To find out more about what is going on, visit www.derby.anglican.org/en/news/human-trafficking.html or contact the Diocese on 01332 388650.
DI Harry Dick, Derbyshire Police, Rt Revd Alistair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, and Revd Canon Paul Morris, St. Peter's in the City, with the new cards to help spot the signs of trafficking
(Source: Diocese of Derby: www.derby.anglican.org)