Gloucestershire Anti Slavery Partnership
The Gloucestershire Anti Slavery Partnership is a multi-agency response to the evils of human trafficking and modern slavery within the county.
Bringing together a number of key local agencies that could come into contact with potential victims and perpetrators of these crimes, the purpose of the partnership is to tackle these issues at a local level through strategic collaboration, information and intelligence sharing, in accordance with the Government’s 4Ps modern slavery strategy: Pursue, Protect, Prevent and Prepare.
The Anti Slavery Partnership has grown from an Avon & Somerset initiative to cover the whole of the South West region - recognising that slavery and trafficking have no boundaries.
There are a number of advantages of a regional structure including sharing of intelligence and expertise, joined up work on cross-border cases, better support of frontline staff and care for victims and potentially an increased number of prosecutions.
In order to gain a balance between prioritising both local and regional agendas and recognising that different areas face different issues and require different responses, the creation of force level ASPs, across the South West region, allows a wider range of stakeholders to participate at a local level, which will then feed in to the regional picture.
Find out more on the ASP website here.
What is modern slavery?
Modern Slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain. Victims are trapped in servitude, which they were deceived or coerced into, and feel they cannot leave.
Modern slavery is an under-reported and often hidden crime that we are only just beginning to understand.
What are the signs of modern slavery?
Background and context
What you can do
If you see someone you think might be a victim please contact the Modern Slavery Helpline 0800 0121 700, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the police on 101.
Download our poster here