Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: Supporting Victims and Reducing Exploitation

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Darryl Dixon, Director of Strategy, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
  • Stephen Chapman, Anti-Slavery Co-Ordinator for Wales
  • DC Colin Ward, Modern Slavery Police Transformation Unit
  • Abigail Ampofo, Director of Operations, Hestia
  • Robin Brierley, Chair, West Midlands Regional Anti-Trafficking Network
  • Tamara Barnett, Project Leader, Human Trafficking Foundation
  • Becky Tipping, Deputy Director of Intelligence,, Cambridgeshire Police
  • Kevin Vanterpool (Chair), Independent Victim Services Consultant & Former Head of Criminal Justice, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Further speakers TBC


Three years on from the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act, human trafficking victims are still falling through gaps in the system and responses to human trafficking remain inconsistent across the country. Despite regional good practice, agencies must step up their efforts to combat modern slavery.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to receive an up-to-date brief on modern slavery and look at what your organisation can do to develop its strategy to tackle human trafficking.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Modern slavery: understanding recent trends and the next steps for tackling human trafficking
  • The police response: modern slavery and human trafficking as a force priority
  • The role of the National Crime Agency in leading the UK’s response
  • Working together to develop and share data and intelligence
  • Improving identification of victims and the initial response
  • Referring victims through the NRM
  • Learning from success: good practice case studies in tackling modern slavery

About the Day:

The morning session will explore the trends and challenges for tackling slavery in the UK. Expert speakers will provide a brief of the current landscape and what you can do to develop your local strategy.

In the afternoon session you will hear about the latest good practice underway and examine case studies. There will be plenty of time throughout the day to network with colleagues from across the country.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all practitioners who have a duty to combating modern slavery including: police forces and police professionals; local authorities; health officials; border officials; HMIC; child protection services, charities and relevant NGOs.

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