Modern Slavery Network Meeting


Merseyside’s Police Commissioner relaunched the region’s Modern Slavery Network to redouble efforts to tackle the issue of slavery and trafficking and improve the support provided to victims.

The Modern Slavery Network brings partners and agencies to work closer together with a focus on combatting Modern Slavery and putting effective interventions in place to protect potential victims across the region.

Led by Deputy Police Commissioner, Cllr Jeanie Bell, the Network has been brought together to provide their insight and expertise on the issue of modern-day slavery, with a focus on identifying emerging themes to help prevent more people falling prey to the criminal gangs who seek to enslave the vulnerable.

Today is the fourth time the network will come together, uniting with other local and national strategic networks, including the National Networks Co-ordinators Forum (NNCF), the Liverpool City Region Vulnerable persons group and the Liverpool City Region Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), to better understand and prevent the issue and safeguard victims.

The re-launch of the Network is part of the PCC’s priority to Support Victims and build Safer Communities.