Avon and Somerset

The Avon and Somerset Anti-Slavery Partnership began in 2009, initiated by Unseen in partnership with Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Bristol City Council. It is a multi-agency partnership dedicated to supporting and enabling the discovery of, and response to incidents of modern slavery in a multi-agency and collaborative way, within the Avon and Somerset police force area.

This partnership -

  • Oversees the training of champions within various NGO and statutory organisations
  • Organises multi-agency visits to premises where slavery may be taking place
  • Brings together organisations working at local level, in order to share good practice and trends in human trafficking and modern slavery.

The ASP provides a range of resources to help victims and professionals working in this field. Bristol-specific leaflets can be found here.

Achievements
  • Potential victims of trafficking have been rescued
  • Perpetrators arrested following visits arranged as part of the A&S ASP
  • Effective collaboration between all Local Authorities and Avon & Somerset Police
  • Multi-agency sharing of intelligence and information
  • Creation of resources in seven languages for potential victims identified in Bristol
  • Funding has been secured for the ASP
  • Champions Training has been delivered to a range of organisations
Chair

Chief Inspector Mark Edgington (A&S Police)

Partners

Avon & Somerset Police, Unseen, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, Somerset County Council, South Gloucestershire Council, Bath & NE Somerset Council, Business West, Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, HMRC, The Red Cross, the NHS, DWP.

Contact Us

Please contact the ASP Coordinator using the contact form.