The Modern Slavery Partnership for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is a multi-agency partnership. It was set up by Hampshire Constabulary in 2013 and is currently funded and chaired by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. It is supported by a steering group of up to nine separate agencies and is co-ordinated by the Medaille Trust. The partnership has 5 subgroups, 4 names under the 4 P’s – Prevent, Pursue, Protect and Prepare, and 1 group also on the Isle of Wight. In 2016 we have provided free awareness training to partners through a conference and Modern Slavery Master Classes.
Our Vision: Working together to fight slavery and support victims of slavery in Hampshire & Isle of Wight.
Achieving this by implementing the Government’s Modern Slavery Strategy within Hampshire & Isle of Wight:
- Pursue: Prosecute and disrupt individuals and groups responsible for modern slavery.
- Prevent: Prevent people from engaging in and being a victim of modern slavery.
- Protect: Strengthen safeguards against modern slavery by protecting vulnerable people from exploitation and increasing awareness of and resilience against this crime.
- Prepare: Reduce the harm caused by modern slavery through improved victim identification and enhanced support.
Membership: Membership is free and open to all agencies in the public, private and voluntary sectors and individuals who make a commitment to work together to fight slavery and support victims of slavery in Hampshire & Isle of Wight. Member agencies will receive communications on the work of the Partnership and invitations to Partnership events, and be entitled to use the Partnership logo on communications.
Steering group: A Group of nine drawn from agencies or sectors with a key role to play in achieving the Partnership Vision: Local Government; Health; Hampshire Constabulary; Office of Police & Crime Commissioner; Child Safeguarding; Adult Safeguarding; Private Sector; Voluntary Sector; UK Visas and Immigration.
For more information visit: www.modernslaverypartnership.org.uk