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Understanding Modern Day Slavery

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Cambridge House

1 Addington Square

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SE5 0HF

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Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. Instead, it changed its forms and continues to harm people in every country in the world. Whether they are women forced into prostitution, men forced to work in agriculture or construction, children in sweatshops or girls forced to marry older men, their lives are controlled by their exploiters, they no longer have a free choice and they have to do as they’re told. They are in slavery.

This event, which is being hosted by Community Southwark, aims to raise awareness amongst the voluntary and community sector about this complicated issue, including what it is, signs to look out for and how to report it.

We are delighted that Tamara Barnet from the Human Trafficking Foundation will discuss modern day slavery, what to look for and the impact it has on communities

Tamara runs the Foundation’s London Project, which aims to improve the response to human trafficking and foster partnership work across London. This work includes providing a free service to support statutory authorities in the capital to fulfil their new statutory duties around human trafficking and to better support victims, as well as coordinating the Anti-Slavery London Working Group (LWG) for pan-London frontline services, with over 50 members, including NGOs, the Met Police’s Modern Slavery Unit, the UK Visas and Immigration team, NHS and lawyers. She also heads the Foundation’s European Parliamentary Project, working with European Parliaments on cross-border cooperation and creating structures to tackle modern day slavery.

Tamara will be joined by Southwark Council licensing team that have a direct responsibility with the council for tackling modern day slavery.


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