The Regional ASP Board was established in 2015 to ensure co-ordination of Anti-Slavery efforts and partnership work across a range of agencies throughout the South West.
Each local Anti-Slavery Partnership reports into this Board. The regional board acts as a link between understanding national and local pictures, trends, threats, risks and solutions in trafficking and slavery, and with national police, and also assesses threats facing the South West region. A key way it does this is by regularly monitoring actions against a series of risks we have identified, connecting with the Home Office’s 4Ps approach to tackling modern slavery.
Regional board membership consists of: Police, Department of Work and Pensions, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency, Local Authorities, NHS England, Her Majesty’s Prison Service, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, Crown Prosecution Service, UK Visas and Immigration, UK Border Agency, Government Agency Intelligence Network, regional non-governmental and third sector agencies, Regional Organised Crime Unit and Chairs of the local ASPs.
Andrew Wallis, CEO, Unseen