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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.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Child Criminal Exploitation
Ben Brewster and Grace Robinson, Rights Lab
This interim briefing presents initial findings of an ongoing research project. Findings indicate that restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19 have forced adaptations in the methods used by County Lines drug supply networks and have impacted upon the ways in which frontline professionals work to detect and effectively safeguard children and young people.
The report can be accessed here.
Children and Young People Trafficked for The Purpose of Criminal Exploitation in Relation to County Lines: A Toolkit for Professionals
The Children's Society, Victim Support, and NPCC
Additionally, this 2018 guidance presents a useful overview of the issue of county lines and an additional 'toolkit' of useful resources.
The can be accessed here.
Adult Victims Accessing Support as a Victim of Modern Slavery (Adult) West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network This resource clearly sets out support pathways for adult survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK. Information on the NRM, accommodation, finance, medical treatment, emotional and practical support, legal representation, travel, training and education, translation, and asylum seeker support are among topics clearly and usefully addressed in this resource. The resource is available under 'victim care pathways' here, and translations can be accessed here. If you have any queries, or would like to add your logo onto the document for local work, please contact Amber Cagney at email@example.com. Adult Modern Slavery Protocol for Local Authorities Anti-Slavery London Working Group and Human Trafficking Foundation Additionally, this 2018 protocol sets out definitions and indicators useful for local authorities seeking to identify adult victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. The protocol can be accessed here.