West-Yorkshire Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network

West Yorkshire Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network

The West Yorkshire Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network (WYATMSN) was established in November 2014 to improve coordination in the region’s fight against modern slavery. It was created to provide a strategic meeting framework on behalf of the statutory, non-statutory and third sector organisations in West Yorkshire who contribute to tackling human trafficking and modern slavery in all its forms across the region.

All five districts are represented – Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale. The network is facilitated by Hope for Justice, an anti-slavery NGO, with assistance from the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire.

Attendees include: Hope for Justice, The Office of the PCC, West Yorkshire Police, The Salvation Army, GLA, DWP, The Home Office NRM, The Home Office Immigration, The Home Office Criminal Investigations, Migration Yorkshire, Palm Cove Society, Refugee Council, Leeds Food Aid Network, Well Women Wakefield, as well as representatives from each of the five council districts including Emergency Planning, Adult and Child Safeguarding Boards, Community Safety Partnerships, Private Sector Housing, the Fire Service, The Children’s Society, Migrant Help, Ashiana, Women’s Aid, The Red Cross, Invisible Traffick, Crimestoppers, UKHTC, NHS England, CCG, Home Office Immigration, Home Office Criminal Investigation, Probation CRC and CPS.

For more information, contact Alicia Kidd, the Network Coordinator: Alicia.kidd@hopeforjustice.org