Modern Slavery is an increasing issue across the West Midlands and we're working with partners to highlight this problem and tackle it.

We are a partner Diocese with the Church of England's new Clewer Initiative, which enables Church of England dioceses and wider church networks to develop strategies for detecting modern slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care.

Read more about this work here

Read more about the Safe Car Wash app here



Wolverhampton Anti-Slavery Partnership (WASP)

Transforming Communities Together is Vice Chair of Wolverhampton Anti-Slavery Partnership (WASP).

This is a multi-agency partnership chaired by West Midlands Police. The overarching aim of the WASP is to identify and support victims of modern slavery in a multi-agency and collaborative way and to identify and seek to bring offenders to justice.

The Partnership includes practitioners from the third sector, faith groups, Law Enforcement and Statutory Partners. These include City of Wolverhampton Council, NCA, HMRC, DWP, Hope For JusticeRed Cross and Salvation Army

WASP has 3 main aims:

  1. Raising grassroots awareness
  2. Increasing support for victims
  3. Sharing intelligence and concerns about Modern Slavery 

Read more about this work here

Awareness Training to faith and community groups

We have been part of delivering awareness training to faith and community groups, foodbanks and work-placed Chaplains - https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/news/2018/3/23/bringing-modern-slavery-home

We work closely with a local charity called Gateway to Freedom

For more information about Modern Slavery, visit https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/resources/