Anti-Slavery Partnership Newsletter August 2020

Hello & Welcome

This newsletter is designed to update you on the latest resources available via the anti-slavery partnership toolkit. Every month we will highlight new documents, and also call for examples from our readers, which could help to fill an existing gap in knowledge. Sharing learning is essential to building evidence about effective action against modern slavery, and we are keen to develop the impact of both the toolkit, and anti-slavery partnership work more broadly. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us.

New Documents

It Still Happens Here: Fighting UK Slavery in the 2020s The Centre for Social Justice and Justice & Care This report reviews the UK response to modern slavery 5 years after the Modern Slavery Act of 2015. The report makes several key findings - notably estimating at least 100,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK at any one time - and makes consequent recommendations for government action. The report can be accessed here. Preparing for Impact: How we can overcome barriers and cultivate a culture of collaboration, understanding, and respect to achieve impact on survivor support Juliana Semione, Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research and Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner This review bridges the gap between researchers and stakeholders, answering the central question: 'is the evidence base on support for survivors of modern slavery informing policy and the work of practitioners in the UK?' The review makes specific recommendations for researchers and stakeholders which are of direct use to anti-slavery partnerships. The resource can be accessed here. Underground Lives: Criminal Exploitation of Adult Victims Hestia This report explores cases whereby victims of modern slavery are forced into criminality and thus frequently treated as criminals. The report finds that a lack of understanding amongst practitioners means victims are failing to get the support they need and that this type of modern slavery is both overlooked and under-reported. The report can be accessed here.