With the support of City Bridge Trust, the Foundation is working to engage statutory authorities in London with the plight of victims of human trafficking, in light of the new Modern Slavery Act and Care Act, both of which have given local authorities new statutory responsibilities in this area.
HTF offers local authorities a free service that aims to assist you in fulfilling your obligations under the new legislation , by creating ways for your council to be as effective as possible, within its resources’ constraints, in identifying and supporting victims of trafficking. Support can include identifying gaps, drafting protocols and pathways, and providing links with other services, training providers etc.
If your council or department would like guidance or support from the Human Trafficking Foundation please contact Tamara@humantraffickingfoundation.org
We are working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police’s Modern Slavery and Kidnap Unit (SCO7) and Stop the Traffik to help foster pan-London working. This includes work to coordinate creation of Single Points of Contact (SPoCs) in local authorities to parallel work by SCO7 to create SPoCs in every borough’s police force.
We send out a regular newsletter to those working in statutory authorities in London boroughs. To be added to this list please email Tamara@humantraffickingfoundation.org.
We coordinate a pan-London Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery London Working Group with over 40 members, including NGOs providing frontline services, the Met Police’s Modern Slavery Unit, the UK Visas and Immigration team, NHS and lawyers. The London Working Group recently contributed to the Mayor's consultation on a police and crime plan for London. Read the full submission here HT&MDS London Working Group's Submission - The Mayor's Police & Crime Plan Consultation.pdf