Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery – UK wide Survey

 PRESS RELEASE              

[For immediate release: 1200hrs 23rd September 2017]

 Soroptimists undertake a UK wide survey.

Soroptimists from all over the UK are working to establish the public’s knowledge of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.

Soroptimists from Slough Windsor and Maidenhead Club, as part of their mission to inspire action and transform the lives of women and girls world-wide, are encouraging members of the public to complete the UK wide survey undertaken by the Soroptimist United Kingdom Programme Action Committee. Working with UK Modern Slavery Training Delivery Group, which is part of the Government’s strategy to combat trafficking/slavery, the intention is to find out the extent of public knowledge of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. The results will help to inform and direct their work. Slough Windsor and Maidenhead Club will be having a stand in Nicholsons Walk, Maidenhead, on Saturday 30th September 2017 for shoppers of all ages to answer the survey.

From 1st to 7th October 2017 only, the on-line version of the survey may be accessed from and it is hoped that a wide range of individuals will give a few minutes of their time to log in and complete the survey.

Theresa May is the town’s MP and was responsible as Home Secretary for the Modern Slavery Bill. A Club member was given a Marsh Trust award by her in 2013 for getting all Soroptimists in the UK to support initiatives on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

A house in Maidenhead was raided by police recently because of trafficking.

Please note that 18th October is Anti-Slavery Day (UK).

Soroptimist Jackie Paling says “Please do support this. It does not matter how little you know about Modern Slavery and Trafficking as it is often hidden from plain sight.”

For more information please contact Jackie Paling, email,

Tel: 01753 840666 Club website:







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For information on the survey: – United Kingdom Programme Action Committee (UKPAC)  – UKPAC Facebook  – UKPAC Twitter

For information about Soroptimists

www.sigbi.orgSoroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland (SIGBI) – United Kingdom Programme Action Committee

www.soroptimistinternational.orgSoroptimist International Facebook – SIGBI Twitter


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