Tackling Modern Slavery
The Diocese of Guildford is committed to tackling Modern Slavery, a devastating crime that is here in our communities hiding in plain sight.
This page will keep you up to date of the work going on to tackle slavery along with some resources to help raise awareness and get involved.
What's Going On?
Surrey Anti-Slavery Partnership
The diocese hosted the first Surrey Anti-Slavery Partnership meeting. The partnership, including members from the Police, County & Borough Councils, charities health & education is committed to tackling slavery within Surrey and wider communities.
As part of The Clewer Initiative, a 3 year project to enable CofE Diocese and Church networks to detect modern slavery in our community and tackle modern slavery, a free talk by Health & Wellbeing Adviser Suzette Jones is available to your church and community. If you would like to book a talk please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A series of lessons on Modern slavery have been created by The Clewer Initiative and Just Enough Group. Including lesson plans and collective worship materials for key stages one to five, the resources are focused on helping children and young people learn what modern slavery is, and how they can help raise awareness about it.
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Tackling The Connection Between Modern Slavery and Homelessness
Throughout the year, hundreds of churches and community groups across the UK run drop-in centres and night shelters for homeless people. Traffickers, preying on the most vulnerable in our society, are targeting these same drop-in centres and night shelters, looking for workers to exploit. The Clewer Initiative have produced a series of resources to help rause awareness of modern slavery amongst those who work or volunteer in projects with homeless people, so they know what to do should this situation occur.
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Safe Car Wash App
Some of those people trapped in modern slavery are being exploited in hand car washes - download the Safe Car Wash app by the Clewer Initiative and help stop modern slavery. Within the first month of the app’s release, 11 modern slavery cases in car washes were opened from callers encouraged to make a report through the ‘Safe Car Wash’ app that indicated 69 potential victims of labour exploitation in car washes.
Download the app