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MODERN SLAVERY

Modern Slavery is the term used within the UK and is defined within the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Act categorises offences of Slavery, Servitude and Forced or Compulsory Labour and Human Trafficking.

These crimes include holding a person in a position of slavery , servitude, forced or compulsory labour, or facilitating their travel with the intention of exploiting them soon after. 

USEFUL LINKS & CONTACTS

REPORTING

WEST MIDLANDS POLICE: Call 999 in an emergency.  For all other matters please visit WMPolice Online https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/

MODERN SLAVERY HELPLINE

For help, advice or information about any modern slavery issue you can contact the Modern Slavery helpline confidentially , 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 08000 121 700  https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org/

REFERRALS

 

DUDLEY'S LOCAL REFERRAL PATHWAY

Local pathway for Any Agency / Individual who may encounter a victim or potential victim of Modern Slavery / Human

Trafficking within Dudley Borough.

This Pathway has been agreed by both Dudley Safeguarding Adult and Dudley Safeguarding Children Boards.

 

MODERN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING - NATIONAL REFERRAL MECHANISM

The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a framework for identifying victims of human trafficking or modern slavery and ensuring they receive the appropriate support. To report please use the documents below.

The NRM is also the mechanism through which the Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) collect data about victims. This information contributes to building a clearer picture about the scope of human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK.

The NRM was introduced in 2009 to meet the UK’s obligations under the Council of European Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. At the core of every country’s NRM is the process of locating and identifying “potential victims of trafficking”.

From 31 July 2015 the NRM was extended to all victims of modern slavery in England and Wales following the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

NATIONAL REFERRAL MECHANISM GUIDANCE AND REFERRAL FORMS

First responders in the UK can use the below link to:

  • refer potential victims of any age to the National Referral Mechanism

  • help potential victims receive support and medical care

  • notify the Home Office of potential victims (Duty to Notify)     

       https://www.modernslavery.gov.uk/start 

WEST MIDLANDS POLICE PARTNERSHIP INFORMATION REPORT

The purpose of the partnership information form is to inform the police of any intelligence that has been gathered during day to day working. The form is quick and easy to complete and any information, however small, will help in intelligence gathering.  

TRAFFICKED CHILDREN

Barnardo's information about trafficked children  https://www.barnardos.org.uk/cta.htm

NAVIGATE

NAVIGATE is a multi-agency team supporting young people at risk of, or who are victims of, Criminal Exploitation and their Families in the Dudley Borough. Find out more by downloading the leaflet

SAFE CAR WASH APP 

The Safe Car Wash app is a FREE tool that will enable gathering of community intelligence in regards to Car Washes in the United Kingdom. The app will ask a series of questions related to the indicators of modern slavery and if there is a high likelihood that modern slavery is occurring in the hand car wash, you will be asked to report your concerns to the Modern Slavery Helpline. find download links at: https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/safecarwash 

DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

ANTI-SLAVERY TOOLKIT

This toolkit is intended to support the work of anti-slavery partnerships, and other practitioners involved in the anti-slavery sector. It has been developed by the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, with the support of the UK Modern Slavery Training Delivery Group.

To access the toolkit, please visit: https://iasctoolkit.nottingham.ac.uk/#   

HOME OFFICE MODERN SLAVERY TRAINING RESOURCE PAGE 

This resource page aims to provide training resources for public sector professionals and other individuals that might come across victims to help raise awareness, better spot the signs and increase confidence in reporting modern slavery when potential cases are encountered. Find out more here

HOME OFFICE MODERN SLAVERY AWARENESS BOOKLET

A booklet has also been created aimed at a broad range of public sector staff who could potentially witness indicators of modern slavery. Find out more here

 

SALVATION ARMY MODERN SLAVERY E-LEARNING 

The Salvation Army have created an 'Introduction to Modern Slavery Awareness' e-Learning, this can be accessed at: 

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/toolkits/ms/story_html5.html 

WEST MIDLANDS ANTI SLAVERY NETWORK 

A network of agencies tackling modern slavery in the West Midlands and beyond  http://www.westmidlandsantislavery.org/

MODERN SLAVERY - A COUNCIL GUIDE

WEST MIDLANDS PCC MODERN SLAVERY STRATEGY

WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL POLICY AND PROCEDURES

REGIONAL MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE STUDIES

A TYPOLOGY OF MODERN SLAVERY OFFENCES IN THE UK

This research looks at the different types of modern slavery in the UK, it is based on analysis of over 300 confirmed cases of modern slavery

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-typology-of-modern-slavery-offences-in-the-uk 

HOLIDAY PAY ENTITLEMENT

Around £1.8 billion of holiday pay goes unclaimed every year, affecting around 1.8 million workers. The workers affected often work in atypical roles and aren’t aware they’re entitled to holiday pay. For example, 35% of workers incorrectly believe only workers in permanent jobs get holiday pay, and 50% of workers incorrectly believe that workers on zero-hours contracts do not qualify for holiday pay.

https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights/holiday-pay-the-basics