CSCP 5 Minute Briefing : Anti-Slavery Day Sunday 18 October 2020

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

Anti-Slavery Day Sunday 18 October 2020

The Safer Cumbria Modern Slavery Partnership would like to draw your attention to Anti-Slavery Day on Sunday 18th October 2020.

Whilst we have all suffered from the Covid-19 Pandemic,during lockdown more victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking became further indebted to their exploiters due to lack of work.

Victims became even more desperate to work to pay back monies owed and were willing to risk being infected by Covid-19 or having to work whilst infected.

You will recall the factories in Leicester being brought to the forefront for making employees work in the factories whilst in lockdown, to meet demands of fashion chains in the UK.  These employees were not being paid the minimum wage and some of the working conditions have been highlighted as being hazardous.

There has been concerns made around sex workers, with an increase in workers advertising themselves to come to clients across the UK in the midst of the pandemic.  Willing to visit people although we have been in lockdown and run the risk of being infected by the Covid 19 Virus.

Charities across the UK are marking Anti Slavery Day with various events, which the links below have been provided for more information.


Churches Together in Cumbria have managed to set up an online training event in November, and at present there is still space available for persons interested in attending this Zoom event.

To find out more about this event please contact the Safer Cumbria Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Co-ordinator: Sandra Radcliffe by email on sandra.radcliffe@cumbria.police.uk


anti slavery day

The Medaille Trust will be hosting a week of special events to highlight Modern Slavery day, to find out more check out the following link:

https://www.medaille-trust.org.uk/news/article/anti-slavery-day-events


mask

The Salvation Army are asking everyone to “Stand in Solidarity with survivors on Anti Slavery Day 2020. They are asking you to purchase a Special Edition #WeAreNotForSale face maskBy purchasing a face mask, you will be joining them to help raise awareness and essential fund towards their Victim Care Fund.

To find out more and purchase your mask click on the following link:

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/modern-slavery/anti-slavery-day


Safer Cumbria Modern Slavery Partnership will be launching their  Supply Chains Guidance for Businesses in Cumbria Pack and if you would like a copy emailed to you please contact Safer Cumbria Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Co-ordinator: Sandra Radcliffe by email on sandra.radcliffe@cumbria.police.uk


farm work welfare app

Finally, there has been a new app released in September by The Clewer Initiative to highlight possible exploitation in agriculture.

The app is called Farm Workers Welfare App and is available to download on all smart phones.