With the support of the City Bridge Trust, the HTF is working to equip statutory authorities in London to support and assist victims of human trafficking, in light of the new Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Care Act 2014, which present local authorities with new statutory responsibilities.
The Foundation offers local authorities a free service to assist you in fulfilling your obligations under the new legislation. We support your council to be as effective as possible in identifying and supporting victims of trafficking. Our support can include identifying gaps, drafting protocols/pathways, and providing links with other services etc.
If your council or department would like guidance or support from HTF 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 by the HTF 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 to improve partnership and understanding on slavery across all boroughs.
We send out a regular e-newsletter to those working in statutory authorities in London boroughs keeping recipients updated on new services, data and legislation. To be added to this list please email Tamara@humantraffickingfoundation.org.
We coordinate an Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery London Working Group for pan-London frontline services, with over 40 members, including NGOs, the Met Police’s Modern Slavery Unit, the UK Visas and Immigration team, NHS and lawyers. It shares expertise, concerns and creates solution for councils and pan-London services. 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