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Modern Slavery

More than 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade there are still an estimated 45.3 million men, women and children trapped in Modern Slavery. The estimate of the number of suspected victims of trafficking and modern slavery in Britain has risen tenfold from 13,000 in 2013, to 136,000 in 2018. Last year, there were 5,145 cases reported in the UK – the highest on record – and 41% involved children under 18.

The human cost of modern slavery is enormous, affecting individuals (men, women and children) as well as communities. The Church of England’s Clewer Initiative is a means to help churches and communities detect modern slavery and provide support to its victims.

The Together Network has the contacts and resources to develop practical responses at local level. Working with partners we develop and support projects, and share our experiences and models of best practice with communities which are looking for ways to tackle the issues.

One of those partners, The Clewer Initiative, the national work of the Church of England to combat modern slavery, have a new resource, Children in the Shadows, that has been launched to coincide with Lent. It is a 5-week course that brings insight about child exploitation, contributory factors, and how communities can fight back.

Find out more about the Clewer Initiative through the buttons below and more about the course by following this link: Children in the Shadows

C Init Shadows

Click here to find out more about the governments work to end modern slavery.

Freedom Walk 2018

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To find out more for our Hidden Voices initiative.

Hidden Voices