Child sexual exploitation offences increase fivefold in Manchester

30/3/17  The number of child sexual exploitation offences recorded in the Greater Manchester area has increased almost fivefold in three years, a report has revealed.

There were 714 recorded offences of child sexual exploitation – a specific form of abuse when an individual or group coerces or deceives a child into sex – in the area in 2016 compared with 146 in 2013, according to the report by the Labour MP Ann Coffey.

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UK police criticised for failure to help enslaved cannabis farmers

The UK’s independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, has criticised police forces for failing to tackle the issue of enslaved Vietnamese teenagers being trafficked to the UK to work in illegal cannabis farms.

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Eversheds Sutherland launches Modern Slavery solution

7/3/2017 Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has launched two e-learning modules, developed to train businesses to understand and manage their risks related to modern slavery. Thought to be among the first interactive tools launched to educate employees on modern slavery, the solution is designed to help staff better recognise what modern slavery is and help with compulsory reporting relating to how they are tackling it.

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Co-op provides brighter future for UK victims of modern slavery

2/3/2017  The Co-op on 1 March announced a ground breaking new scheme to help integrate victims of the disturbing UK modern slave trade back into communities.

In a bid to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May has described as the great human rights issue of our time[1], the Co-op will provide jobs for known victims and raise awareness of modern slavery amongst its four million members.

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