Modern Day Slavery and Trafficking
The Grange Soroptimists in conjunction with the UKPAC ( United Kingdom Programme Action Committee) and the Modern Slavery Training Group conducted a survey 1-7th October 2017 as part of a UK event to assess the public’s knowledge of Modern Slavery and Trafficking. This helped the UK Modern Slavery Training Group target future Public awareness campaigns to fight this crime. Soroptimists were out on the street in Grange and in Barrow Market hall during that week. We are really grateful to all who completed the surveys on paper or online.
The Nationwide survey showed that although most people have some awareness of the crime very few think it happens in their locality. Only a small number knew about the Modern Slavery helpline which is the best way of reporting suspicions unless it is an emergency situation when 999 appropriate
For further information about this heinous crime and how to recognise and report it see the images below.
Grange Soroptimists moiunted a display re Modern Day Slavery and Trafficking in Grange library from 3-7 Dec 2018
The Modern Slavery Helpline is 08000121700 where you can talk to an operator trained in slavery and trafficking issues.