Modern slavery is a serious crime being committed across the UK in which victims are exploited for someone else’s gain. It can take many forms including trafficking of people, forced labour and servitude. Victims are often hidden away, may be unable to leave their situation, or may not come forward because of fear or shame.
Caritas Diocese of Plymouth will host this event on the Feast of St Bakhita, patron of victims of modern slavery. We will learn how to spot the signs of modern slavery and what we can do about it. We will be hosting speakers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and the Clewer Initiative, and will hear about those who are victims of modern slavery in the UK and get practical advice about what to look out for and what we can do if we have concerns.
The event will take place on:
Thursday 8th February from 10.30am-12.30pm (followed by a free light lunch).
Parish Rooms of the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady