Anti-Slavery Day: 18 October 2017
Anti-Slavery Day, on 18 October, is an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and to highlight the steps local authorities, the government, businesses, charities and individuals can take to address the problem.
In Camden, the police are providing awareness-raising training on 18th October at the Crowndale Centre, which is supported by our children’s and adult social work services. Colleagues from the Council, the Met Police and British Transport Police (BTP) are attending this training.
Also on 18 October, Camden’s Cabinet will be asked to agree a ‘Modern Slavery Statement’ setting out the Council’s strong commitment to tackle modern slavery in all its forms within the organisation and its supply chains in line with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The statement itself is supported by work being undertaken across the Council and with our partners to raise awareness of the crime and its victims and to identify it within the Borough.
The Act considers sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, domestic servitude and organ harvesting to be forms of modern slavery. The most common form of modern slavery reported in the UK last year was labour exploitation and forced labour, which includes criminal exploitation.
On Thursday 19 October the Met and BTP will be raising public awareness of issues around modern slavery at King’s Cross and Euston stations.
To find out how to report Modern Slavery please click here.
To find out more about the Purple Teardrop campaign please click here.
If you are concerned about a child or young person contact the Children and Families Contact Service on 020 7974 3317 or if the child or young person is in immediate danger please call the Police on 999.