Our 36th annual police conference will explore the nature and extent of modern slavery in 21st century Britain and the role of policing in combating it.

Published Date: 
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Authorship: 
Caitlyn McGeer

Shortly after taking up office, Prime Minister Theresa May urged international leaders and organisations to work together to stamp out modern slavery worldwide. 

She called on like-minded countries and practitioners to develop a ‘model national response’ based upon:

  • Strong law enforcement action and legislative framework

  • Reducing vulnerability and supporting victims

  • Tackling transparency in supply chains

  • Effective international cooperation.

Our conference on 'Eliminating Slavery: Enhacing the Police Response' will take place at Cumberland Lodge on 21-23 April 2017.

It will explore opportunities for effective multi-agency working and the wider, international context to slavery and trafficking, informed by the work of the UK Government taskforce on slavery and human trafficking.

The aim of the conference is to raise awareness about modern slavery among key policing stakeholders and to examine best practice in developing a structured, multi-agency approach to prosecuting and preventing slavery, to support the recommendations of the Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner’s Annual Report 2015-2016 and the Modern Slavery Act 2015 Review.

Ahead of the conference, we have published a Cumberland Lodge Briefing by our freelance Research Associate, Caitlyn McGeer. Her report is available to download in pdf format, above.

This event is kindly sponsored by Police Mutual and KBR.