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.

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 

For more information, click on the links above or learn more about how to spot the signs, via Hope For Justice - http://hopeforjustice.org/spot-the-signs/ 

Awareness Training to faith and community groups

We have been part of delivering awareness training to faith and community groups, and now work closely with a local charity called Gateway to Freedom

For more information, click on the links above or learn more about how to spot the signs, via Hope For Justice - http://hopeforjustice.org/spot-the-signs/