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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Modern slavery is a growing problem in the North east – here are ways you can take action

More than 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade there are still an estimated 40.3 million men, women and children trapped in modern slavery around the world. In the UK it is estimated there are up to 136,000 potential victims, with a growing number of cases here in the North East.

The human cost of modern slavery is enormous and we are working with our Diocesan Lead on Modern Day Slavery, Rev Gemma Sampson, to raise awareness. Communities Together Durham is also working to develop practical responses to tackle the issues.

Please take a minute to find out more about the Church of England’s Clewer Initiative.

Tim from our team is taking a focus on this issue, do contact him to find out more via the menu above.