Tackling Modern Slavery: Establishing Partnerships, Supporting Victims and Learning from Good Practice

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Darryl Dixon, Director of Strategy, Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority
  • David Camp, Programme Lead, Stronger Together
  • Robin Brierley, Chair, West Midlands Regional Anti-Trafficking Network
  • DCI Denise Pye, Organised Crime & Modern Slavery, Greater Manchester Police
  • DS Deborah Hurst, Organised Crime & Modern Slavery, Greater Manchester Police
  • Lara Bundock, CEO, The Snowdrop Project
  • A mother’s story: experience of the effects of modern slavery and gang exploitation (name withheld)
  • Rachel Witkin, Head of Counter-Trafficking, Helen Bamber Foundation
  • Roger King (Chair), Director, Safer & Stronger Solutions


The Government estimates there are as many as 13,000 people enslaved in Britain today. The Modern Slavery Act gave new powers to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking, yet more must still be done by law enforcement agencies. A recent HMIC report found that although improvements have been made, there is still plenty of work still to be done.

Join Westminster Briefing in January to hear about the next steps in tackling modern slavery. 

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Update on the Government’s strategy to combat modern slavery
  • Overcoming barriers to identification and building the evidence base
  • The key role of multi-agency partnerships in identifying & responding to modern slavery
  • Supporting victims and referring them to appropriate services
  • Responsible businesses: ensuring supply chain transparency and tackling exploitation
  • Examples of partnership working in identifying, preventing and prosecuting modern slavery
  • Proactive responses to restrict illegal activity and prevent further harm

About the Day:

The morning session will focus on the national landscape and Government aciton to combat modern slavery. Delegates will explore how best to develop their local strategy, by making the most of multi-agency partnerships, supporting victims effectively and working with the National Crime Agency.

Delegates in the afternoon session will examine good practice in the area, and case studies of successful local work will be shared. The aim of this session is to provide practical advice to be taken back and implemented locally. 

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact:
Customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all practitioners who have a duty to combating modern slavery including: police forces and police professionals; local authorities; health officials; border officials; HMIC; child protection services, charities and relevant NGOs.

Thursday 25th January 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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