ENDING SLAVERY IN NORFOLK
Norfolk Modern Slavery Collaboration
Who we are
The Norfolk Modern Slavery Collaboration, established in October 2018 is comprised of 19 member organisations and charities who share in the vision: ‘Norfolk, a county without slavery.’
Definition of modern slavery: deprives someone of their liberty in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Definititon of human trafficking: the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labour or sexual exploitation.
In the world today there are an estimated 40.3 million slaves. In it is estimated that there are approximately 136,000 people held captive in slavery. In Norfolk and Suffolk, 103 people were rescued from modern slavery last year. All but one form of modern slavery has been found in Norfolk.
How we work
Through cohesive and collaborative working between organisations and local communities from across Norfolk (statutory, voluntary, private and faith groups), we are striving to provide the best possible care for survivors of slavery. By working together we want to ensure that each individual rescued from slavery will have the support and opportunity they need to enable them to rebuild their life, free from slavery.
Perpetrators are held to account and prosecution processes are appropriately supported.
Working together the NMSC is committed to raising awareness throughout the county in part of our commitment to prevent slavery from occuring in the first place.
Norfolk is a county equipped to join forces with other areas in the wider national fight to abolish slavery completely in our country. The NMSC works closely with our neighbours in Suffolk and is part of the wider Eastern Region’s anti-slavery network.
Increase awareness, communication and collaborative working between organisations responding to modern slavery across Norfolk.
Develop a multi-agency support system for survivors.
Ensure there is awareness throughout the county of modern slavery, in order to improve identification of it and understanding of appropriate ways to respond.
Hold perpetrators to account and support appropriate prosections.
Work with our local communities to help to develop relationships and responsibilities in order to better protect those who are vulnerable and prevent slavery occuring.
What can you do?
Get involved with organisations responding to modern slavery and human trafficking
Take part in a campaigns
Spot the signs
Be an ambassador
Engage in political debates
Change your shopping habits
Read/learn/find out more
Be part of building a resilient community
18-24 October 2019
Join with us in ending slavery in Norfolk
Throughout Freedom Week, look out for our awareness raising displays on modern slavery in coffee shops, libraries and churches etc. across Norfolk.
A21 Walk for Freedom
Join with us as we take part in the annual A21 Walk for Freedom, raising awareness throughout Norwich.
19th October, 10am-12pm, City Hall Sign up
On Sunday 20th October, churches across Norfolk will be taking part in Freedom Sunday, praying and talking about modern slavery.
An Evening to Talk About Modern Slavery in Norfolk
Join us 24th October, 7-9pm, Sanctuary Coffee Stop, NR1 2QF. Sign up
Look out for and share Freedom Week 2019 media coverage to support us in ending slavery in Norfolk.