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Advisory Forum Newsletter - March 2017

We hope that this monthly newsletter will be a useful resource for the UK anti-trafficking sector - an opportunity to publicise events, projects, research, campaigns and job opportunities.

If you have anything you would like to share in next month's newsletter, please contact euan@humantraffickingfoundation.org 

Save The Date - 8th May 2017

 

The next Advisory Forum meeting will take place on 8th May, 12-2pm in the Mermaid (Blackfriars). We will send out more details nearer the time, but if you plan to attend, please contact Euan

Long-Term Victim Support

 

HTF has been working together with other anti-trafficking organisations to produce recommendations for long-term support for victims of trafficking. 

Thank you to everyone who took part in putting these recommendations together. 

You can read more here

RUSI


Earlier this month RUSI produced a report, 'Disrupting Human Trafficking: The Role of Financial Institutions'.

As bodies with potential access to the financial data of both traffickers and their victims, the financial industry has the ability to play a vital role in the fight against modern slavery. 

 

Read more here

Unchosen

 

The Stay Safe from Slavery conference will be unique in its sole focus of new preventative methods. The conference aims to challenge the status quo and look at innovative ways of approaching the prevention of slavery. 
 
For further information and to book visit our website www.unchosen.org.uk

If you would like to order Unchosen films and resources visit www.unchosen.org.uk/shop/

Shiva Foundation

 

On 29th March, the Shiva Foundation, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner will bring together national anti-trafficking experts in a collaborative effort to prevent and address modern slavery in the region. 

 

The conference will feature input from HTF and the office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

Scottish Government

 

The Scottish Government has published the report on its consultation on the draft Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland. The final version of the strategy will be published by the end of May.

More information here 

Adavu

 

Adavu are recruiting a Part Time Project manager, based in Birmingham. Closing date for applications is 17th April.

Get in touch with Adavu for more information. 

Victim Fund

 

HTF has a small victim fund to make one-off grants where other funding isn't available. These grants are paid to organisations supporting victims to then administer. Please get in touch for more information.

Care Standards

 

As you may be aware, HTF has produced Trafficking Survivor Care Standards, in collaboration with a number of anti-trafficking NGOs and endorsed by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. You can find the care standards on our website. If you would like to order hard copies, please contact Euan

Co-op and City Hearts - Bright Future

 

The Co-op and City Hearts have been working together on a new initiative to help integrate victims of modern slavery trade back into communities.

The scheme will provide 30 survivors of modern slavery paid work experience in the Co-op's food business with the possibility of a job. Survivors will be offered a four-week paid work placement followed by a non-competitive interview. If this is successful and there is a position vacant, the candidate will be offered a job.

The first beneficiary of the scheme is already working in a Co-op store in the North west.


More information here

Co-op Bank

 


We are aware that many victims often struggle to set up bank accounts. The Co-op Bank has confirmed that a victim of trafficking should be able to open a basic account with the Co-op or another high street bank. 

You can find out more about about setting up an account and the documentation required here

Please do contact Kate@humantraffickingfoundation.org if you continue to have difficulties with this - we are happy to collate feedback.

Freedom United

 

 

Freedom United (Previously WalkFree.org) is seeking your support for its first campaign! My Story, My Dignity calls on the media to review their style guides to improve the way that modern slavery is represented. We are excited to have four inspiring survivor advocates leading this campaing explaining why thoughtful coverage is so important. Please sign and join our Thunderclap through your organisational social account here: http://thndr.me/HvLZZ6 by end Tuesday 28th or contact zoe@freedomunited.org for more information

Prof. Gary Craig

 

In response to a Parliamentary Question asked by Diana Johnson MP, Sarah Newton confirmed that the following police forces have recorded no modern slavery crimes during the whole of 2015/16: City of London, Durham, North Wales, South Wales, Gwent, and Dyfed Powys. 

'Colleagues working in those areas please take note!'

Mayor of London

 

Sadiq Khan has published the new Police and Crime Plan for London, which sets out his priorities for London. The plan includes a section on human trafficking. A huge thank you to the members of the London Working Group for contributing to the consultation for this plan and pushing for the inclusion of a human trafficking section.  
More information here 

University of Huddersfield

 

4th Annual Social Justice Lecture - Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire PCC will be speaking about the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to fighting modern slavery.

More information here

St Mary's University

 

The Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery is looking for a research associate to support 2 project: one focuses on the role of organised crime in human trafficking from Nigeria, Vietnam and Albania, the other will support the UN SDG Fund in building public-private partnerships to support the SDGs.

More information here

Our mailing address is:
Human Trafficking Foundation
Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street
London SE1 0RB

020 3773 2040

www.humantraffickingfoundation.org

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