'Human trafficking and modern slavery is sadly present in Wiltshire and Swindon. Wiltshire Police are proud of their track record in tackling this crime across the county, working with a range of other organisations to bring perpetrators to justice, and ensure victims can access the best possible care and support’. Police Officer, Wiltshire
The Swindon and Wiltshire Anti-Slavery Partnership was established in January 2016 and represents an exciting new development in this endeavour, and establishes a new link with the existing Regional Anti-Slavery Partnership, which covers the whole of the South West of England.
Our partnership aims to ensure that agencies collaborate in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery, both in action on the ground as well as through information sharing and strategic thinking. It brings together Wiltshire and Swindon local authorities, the HMRC, the Home Office, regional crime agencies, NGOs and other organisations, in order to end the practice of human trafficking and modern slavery across the county.
This exciting partnership is in the process of establishing four ‘task & finish’ groups. These will introduce a communications strategy to raise awareness of trafficking and slavery across the county, share intelligence to tackle the bring together practitioners already supporting victims, plan multi-agency operational activities.
Detective Superintendent Ben Mant – Wiltshire Police
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