How the West Midlands Anti Trafficking Network developed

Multi-agency response has recently been recognised as one of the most efficient ways forward in tackling modern-day slavery. It facilitates better cooperation and a more informed action based on shared best practices and information. The West-Midlands Regional Anti-Trafficking network, started in late 2008, is one of those that has significantly contributed to this recognition paving the way forward for many other recently established networks.

Hidden Migrant Domestic Workers - what happens to them in the UK?

Around 14,000 visas are issued each year to migrant domestic workers accompanying employers to the UK. Other than the reports made by MDWs who register with Kalayaan, there is little evidence as to what happens to the majority of those who enter the UK. However all research since the 2012 visa changes correlates with Kalayaan’s findings, and warn that tying MDWs to employers facilitates their abuse. Most recently the Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill has recommended that the 2012 changes be reversed.

Winning films from anti-slavery short film competition form key ingredient of new training resource pack for front line workers

Last month anti-slavery charity Unchosen launched their UK and Ireland training resource pack and the second year of their modern-day slavery short film competition.

West Midlands Regional Anti Trafficking Network - Multi-agency approach

The West Midlands Regional Anti Trafficking Network (RAT Network) is a great example of multi-agency approach to fighting human trafficking. It has been in existence since 2008. It is a network of practitioners who are concerned with the trafficking of people in their day-to-day work, which impacts upon the West Midlands. The network covers the police areas of West Midlands, West Mercia and Staffordshire Police Services, but is not constrained by Police geographical borders. It is one of only a very small number of networks in the UK, but is by far the largest.

A new Modern Slavery Bill: The Foundation’s role

The Foundation is working alongside many organisations working at the rock face of human trafficking to ensure that the Government introduces a world class Modern Slavery Bill.

The GLA plays a crucial role in protecting vulnerable workers. Yet some major challenges loom on the horizon...

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) recently held a seminar entitled 'Reality Or Rhetoric: New And Emerging Trends of Labour Exploitation in the GLA’s Sector'. This working session provided an excellent opportunity to explore the strategic challenges currently faced by the GLA in tackling exploitation of workers in the agricultural sector.

Eaves Launches ‘A Tiny Protest’ Campaign Calling on the Government to Implement Major Reforms in the upcoming Modern Slavery Bill

On Wednesday 13th of November, Eaves, the UK’s leading charity supporting female victims of trafficking, launched a new campaign.

The link between human trafficking and the chocolate supply chain - Where does your chocolate come from?

Consumers should inform themselves and be aware on the product they are purchasing

Oscar-nominated film on child slavery in India comes to UK cities

Moving and powerful short film ‘Kavi’ sheds light on India’s lost childhood

Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards 2013

Check out the winners of the third edition of our Anti-Slavery Day Media Award!