Modern Slavery – Raising Awareness continues
Tuesday 04 Nov 2014
Following on from the success of the Modern Slavery Awareness Day held at Holyhead Port on 17th October, the North Wales coordinator Jim Coy will feature during this weeks The Wales Report, BBC 1 Wales 10.35pm on Wednesday 5th November to raise further the issue of ModernSlavery in our communities. Jim Coy will alsodiscuss the Modern Slavery Bill,which is passing through The House of Commons at the moment.
It has had 2 readings before the House already and has now just passed through the All Party Parliamentary Select Committee, chaired by Frank Field MP. Stephen Chapman (Wales Anti-Slavery Co-ordinator) and other representatives of Welsh Government were invited to give evidence to that Committee in the summer, in recognition of the progress made in Wales, within the Anti-Slavery agenda.
North Wales Police are an integral part of the multi-agency team charged with both raising awareness and eradicating ‘Modern Slavery’ in our communities. North Wales Police lead on ‘Modern Slavery’ Detective Superintendent Mark Pierce said “Whatever we can do to raise the profile of this terrible crime and encourage victims and the community to make contact if they suspect something is not right is a positive step. Awareness is key and I’d encourage watching the programme to broaden your knowledge and if necessary seek signposting.”
If you have concerns about modern slavery you can contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively contact the Anti-Human Slavery hotline on 0800 0121 700 or visit www.modernslavery.co.uk for more information and watch this short film on Youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv1H_fAoOG4&list=UU697e0rGEZK8tO-qmFN6kag
Modern Slavery how the UK is leading the fight https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/328096/Modern_slavery_booklet_v12_WEB__2_.pdf