West Yorkshire Police continues to build working relationships across Charities, Education and Business’ such as Banking, Recruitment and Business communities to assist with raising awareness, and develop opportunities in working together to identify offenders and victims of Modern Slavery/ Trafficking. This has been actioned through events, going out into the communities and conducting successful operations, and creating proactive forums involving multi agency partners.
We are also linked in with the University of Huddersfield whereby meetings are held regularly, with various bodies coming together to create and discuss preventative concepts around exploitation of Modern Slavery/ Human Trafficking.
Colleagues in the Emergency Services are currently receiving training on the indicators and signs of Modern Slavery and how to report. In turn this should generate the vital information that is needed when we are out serving our communities, in identifying possible victims.
Modern Day Slavery Operation 2017 to prevent, detect and gather intelligence from business' in Wakefield; handing out Hope for Justice flyers on advice and guidance in a variety of languages to those who engaged. These happen regularly and across districts, involving partners to assist officers.
The WYCA Mayors Office stated
'We are committed to working in partnership with our suppliers to support and challenge them on their response to modern slavery, and we will ensure our progress is open and transparent, reporting where we have been successful and where we still have opportunities to improve.
Further information regarding Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, can be found on our Facebook Page. Give us a like to keep receiving regular updates, and on other areas of Crime Prevention.
And finally, If you have reason to suspect trafficking, please report information and intelligence to the:
Modern Slavery Helpline 08000 121 700
To call anonymously, Crimestoppers, 0800 555 111
If you feel it is an emergency, dial 999
Charities of note
Hope For Justice:
(+44) 0300 008 8000 (Local rate call) Office Hours 9am-5:30pm Mon-Fri
The Salvation Army:
0300 3038151 Office Hours, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Home Office video to highlight how Modern Slavery is closer than what people think.
Page last reviewed April 2023