CSCP 5 Minute Briefing - Survey about Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Cumbria

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

Survey about Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Cumbria


The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner is carrying out research into Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking to help develop our understanding of what might be happening in the county. As victims fear coming forward or do not recognise themselves as victims, we may only aware of a proportion of what may be taking place. We are also looking at how being a rural area may create additional barriers to people coming forward and whether events like Covid-19 have had an impact. The aim is that the resulting report will help inform future partnership work and commissioning.

To support this research, please could you help us by:

  • Sharing the online survey with frontline staff within your organisations or groups you work with who may have worked with someone they suspected may be involved in or vulnerable to Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking. This is a quick way to share their views or experiences:

  • Pass on contact details for anyone who would be willing to speak confidentially to a member of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in more detail. As timescales are tight, please provide their contact details to by 26th March.

We will be contacting a range of organisations directly to discuss their experiences, any barriers to coming forward or gaps in initial support. It is running alongside the Crimestoppers Modern Slavery campaign and a series of webinars, the next of which is focused on spotting the signs in rural areas: 30th March, 10am – Agriculture and Rural Community: 

The research is being funded by the Home Office as part of the Police Science, Technology, Analysis and Research (STAR) initiative.