Your Stories

The Unchosen community is all about spreading the word about modern slavery in the UK. We want to hear your stories!

We work with hundreds of amazing people and partners every year, helping them to create events, trainings, conferences, lunch & learns – the list is endless.

For our partners, putting on an Unchosen event or training is an unforgettable experience, which has positive reverberations throughout their workplaces and communities for many years to come.

Here are just a few of your stories from your anti-slavery events:

In 2016 we created a Modern Slavery Conference for Epping Forest District Council:
I highly recommend working with Unchosen to deliver a strong message around modern slavery.  I was able to provide them a brief which they took away and developed into a Conference Programme to suit the local area needs, identifying the appropriate guest speakers and all the publications for the event.  For a busy Community Safety Manager with a number of responsibilities this level of service is essential in ensuring officers are aware of the impact and effect of modern slavery and how to refer using the correct channels.

Caroline Wiggins Epping Forest District Council March 2016

An anti-slavery police training event we supported in Cambridge in 2015 led to the following e-mail:  

The response to our event was phenomenal – in fact at police panel meetings the following week people were talking about Human Trafficking where as previously it would never have occurred to them. People were asking when another event similar would be being held for all of the people who couldn’t attend the last one- people that attended said that we need to hold more events like this because it was so good and the lessons learnt were so important we need to make everyone aware. Everyone said how professional and well run the event was: this was quite possibly one of the best and most successful things I have ever done in my working career..

Rebecca Avery Cambridge and Peterborough Collaborative Outreach Network, 17/10/2015

2014 saw us create a conference for Redbridge County Council: 

This conference was very successful, with a good number of delegates attending. We felt as it was held during the day, this meant more people were able to attend. The conference was extremely informative with different people taking part. Each film was followed by a representative talking about that particular topic: ‘Safinah’ film was followed by Andrew Wileman discussing the NRM and access to support, ‘Let’s talk about sex film’ film followed by Denise Marshall discussing trafficking for sexual exploitation, ‘Nicu’ film followed by Ryan Mahan discussing child trafficking and finally ‘I want to be’ film followed by Monica Abdala discussing street pastors work in the community. This was followed by an active question and answer session. Overall a very informative conference.

Valerie ScanlanRedbridge County Council, 30 April 2014

In 2013/4 we created a anti-slavery events in Peterborough with Stop the Traffik 

The aim of the event was “to raise awareness of the issues of trafficking in the UK and Peterborough with the public, local organizations and regulatory bodies. The Trip resonated with police present in highlighting the need to take a more victim centered approach… Yoke Farm also highlights how subtle the indicators could be and how easy it was to miss if you were not tuned into potential issues.

David KennedyStop the Traffik – Peterborough

In 2016 we created a anti-slavery event in Dorchester with the Town Council

Watching Unchosen’s films was like putting on a pair of glasses, and suddenly seeing the truth about modern slavery in the UK. It was a profound experience and the event we put on has had a really positive effect in our community and on the local council.

Emma ScottCommunity Development Officer Dorchester Town Council