Modern Slavery Helpline 08000 121 700

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.

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

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Next Gathering

Next Gathering Winter Night Shelters Refugee and Migrants

Please join us on the 21st May as we explore how can we support every guest from every nation

The evening will be hosted by Angela Afzal, Refugee and Migrant Response Coordinator for Capital Mass


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.


Supply Chain

Modern Slavery


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


Safe Car Wash App

Angela Afzal

Angela Afzal Is leading on this work

Email Angela