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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Survey

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and Gwent Police have joined forces with a leading global women's voluntary organisation in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery. 

As part of their mission to inspire action and transform the lives of women and girls world-wide, from 1st to 7th October 2017, Soroptimist International are encouraging members of the public to complete and UK-wide survey which aims to find out more about the public’s knowledge of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.

Working with UK Modern Slavery Training Delivery Group, which is part of the Government’s strategy to combat trafficking/slavery, the intention is to find out the extent of public knowledge of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. The results will help to inform and direct their work.

Gwent Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent are supporting Soroptimist International by promoting the survey internally to all their staff and by pushing it out to as wide an audience as possible through their channels.  

The on-line version of the survey is accessed from www.sigbi.org/ukpac/survey/ and it is hoped that a wide range of individuals will give a few minutes of their time to log in and complete the survey.

Urging as many people as possible to complete the survey, Ruth McKie, the Wales South Regional Programme Action Officer for Soroptimist International, said: “This is an important survey which will inform the work of the UK Modern Slavery Training Delivery Group to help combat Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. The survey is completely anonymous and the full results will be published next year.”

Showing his support, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, who is the lead for all Welsh PCC’s on Modern Day Slavery, said: “Gwent Police is one of the Forces leading the way on anti-slavery issues in England and Wales. Each and every one of us has a responsibility to ensure that people are not exploited and no single organisation can effectively tackle and eradicate this problem alone. The results of this survey will assist us in understanding our challenges and where we can best place future resources to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. Only through surveys like this and by learning from our peers and by collaborating with partners across all sectors can we come up with solutions to stamp out modern-day slavery and human trafficking.”

The survey opens on 1st October and closed midnight 7 October 2017. Please visit www.sigbi.org/ukpac/survey/