Entries by Jane Jones

Eight arrested as part of major human trafficking operation

19/4/2017 Police have today (Wednesday, April 19th) arrested 8 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking spanning across the country. The seven men and one woman were arrested following a series of early morning raids at addresses in Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool in Lancashire, Gateshead in Northumbria and Evesham, near Worcester. They have […]

UK slavery reports ‘have doubled’

4/4/17  The number of people reported as potential victims of slavery and human trafficking in the UK has more than doubled in the past three years. Statistics released by the National Crime Agency (NCA) show there were 3,805 people referred for help in 2016 – up from 1,745 people in 2013. Recent Home Office estimates […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brands named and shamed on slavery reporting

28/2/2017  A number of top UK retailers expected to publish Modern Slavery Act (MSA) statements have missed a deadline.  Supply chain software provider Segura conducted research and found that of 34 retailers who should have produced statements on their websites by 31 January, 11 had failed to do so. Read more…

Huge cannabis farm ‘was staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teenagers’

27/2/2017  In the Guardian: A vast marijuana farm discovered in a former nuclear bunker in Wiltshire was staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teenagers working in slave-like conditions, police say. The three teenagers, the youngest of whom was initially thought to be 15, and one adult in his 30s, were found working as gardeners inside the 1980s […]

Nottingham Stands Against Slavery

20th June 2017 – Unchosen are working with the University of Nottingham to run a Modern Slavery event at Nottingham University 7pm-8.30pm (booking information to follow).