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Modern Slavery is happening here in our city. In 2017 the National Crime Agency recorded that there were 1,608 potential victims of Modern Slavery found in London (Metropolitan Police Area). It is becoming more of a live issue for parishes in the across the Diocese.

In 2019, Modern Slavery was the focus of the Bishop of London’s Lent Appeal, in partnership with the Clewer Initiative.

Resources from the launch event, and examples of parishes and projects in the Diocese of London’s which are responding to Modern Slavery are detailed below.

Modern Slavery in London ranges from sex trafficking to domestic servitude, to forced labour, nail bars, car washes, particularly those recruited from the street homeless population and newly arrived migrants seeking work.

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT HOMELESS GUESTS WHO MAY BE TRAPPED IN, OR BEING DRAWN INTO MODERN SLAVERY?

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT OUR HOMELESS GUESTS WHO MAY BE TRAPPED IN, OR BEING DRAWN INTO MODERN SLAVERY?

Recruiters for slavery gangs and traffickers ARE targeting homeless winter night shelters, soup runs and day centres for those they can enslave. This is happening in our city. We should all be aware!

Dr Julia Tomas, Anti-Slavery co-ordinator for the homeless charity The Passage, shares wisdom on how Winter Night Shelters can support guests around risks of modern slavery. Julia outlines the risks that those in shelters face from traffickers and how we can help spot the signs, and also how to support guests who may have experienced slavery. https://youtu.be/qSRhkEvjIm4

She also gives information about where to signpost to organisations supporting people, if we suspect someone may be getting drawn into modern slavery. She also references the organisations and authorities working to stop modern slavery in our society.

Her talk was given as part of a wider evening of training and awareness for Winter Night Shelter volunteers, run on 2nd October 2019.

Other talks, focussing on supporting refugees, aslyum seekers and migrants are here: https://www.capitalmass.org.uk/conversations/winter-night-shelters-supporting-refugees-migrants-and-asylum-seekers-2-10-19

TRIGGER WARNING: This talk briefly mentions suicide, suicidal tendancies & sexual abuse

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Bishop of London Lent Appeal 2019

The 2019 Diocese of London Lent Appeal on Modern Slavery, builds on the work of the Clewer Initiative, part of the national church’s approach to eradicating Modern Slavery which was launched by Archbishop Justin in October 2017.

To know more please see the links below

Lent Appeal Event Plenary Talks 30.01.19

Hidden in Plain Sight

A Theology of Liberation

Modern Slavery in London

The beneficiary charities highlighted through the appeal

Ella’s Home Working with women in London trafficked for Sexual Exploitation

Kalayaan Supporting migrant domestic workers in London who have been subjected to forced labour or have been trafficked to the UK for domestic servitude.

Love 146 Supporting trafficked young people in London

Rise Project of The Children’s Society Support for boys and young men aged 11-17 in London who have been trafficked.

Tamar Working with women in Westminster trafficked for Sexual Exploitation

Winter Night Shelter Training 09/18

The following talk and links are resources from a Capital Mass Winter Night Shelter Gathering.

Winter Night Shelters Supporting Destitute Migrants

Documents and Links from Bethan’s talk

Supporting Migrants

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants – Legal Advice helpline for undocumented migrants LINK

Praxis – Support for Migrants at risk LINK

Routes Home – Support for non UK Nationals sleeping rough in London LINK

Supporting European Nationals

Written resources for supporting homeless EEA nationals LINK

Eastern European Resource Centre - Advice LINK

The Aire Centre – Advice for EEA Nationals LINK

BARKA UK -support to Eastern European Nationals who are rough sleeping. LINK

Westminster Citizens Advice Bureau - project for EEA Nationals LINK

Modern Slavery in London Gathering 19.06.18

On the 19th June 2018 Capital Mass hosted an event titled Modern Slavery in London. We are grateful to the below speakers for there time and wisdom as together we seek to tackle modern slavery in London. We hope that the talks both help to inform you further and inspire you to action.

Liberation

Supply Chain

Modern Slavery

Safeguarding

Video Resources

Modern Slavery and Night Shelters

Hidden in plain sight

Stopping Modern Slavery in business

Providing hope to women in the sex industry

Stop the Traffik

Key reading

Key Organisations

The Clewer Initiative

The Clewer Initiative enables Church of England dioceses and wider church networks to develop strategies for detecting modern slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care.

Providing resources to help your parish; Spot the Signs

Service Outlines

Training

Safe Car Wash App

www.theclewerinitiative.org