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Mobile exhibition raises awareness of Modern Day Slavery

Alert message sent 27/06/2019 15:27:00

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Dear Citizen

A mobile exhibition raising awareness about human trafficking and modern day slavery will be in Ormskirk centre on Saturday 29 June.

The event will take place from 10am to 2pm and has been organised by The Pan Lancashire Anti-Slavery Partnership, which was set up to work collaboratively with public authorities, voluntary and charity sectors, in the fight against human trafficking and modern day slavery.

A key part of the work is focused on raising public awareness of what the issues are, the different types of slavery and trafficking and how to spot the signs.

The exhibition will be located on Moorgate and will take visitors on an interactive journey, telling the story of slavery as they walk through different rooms.

In addition, the branded Freedom bus covered with anti-slavery messages will travel around the centre.

Detective Inspector Abi Finch-Hall from Lancashire Police said: “Unfortunately modern day slavery and human trafficking is still happening today, often in our streets and neighbourhoods with many people unaware. This is a key initiative involving partners such as the police, the police and crime commissioner, NHS, charities and councils, which have already visited a number of towns in Lancashire over the coming months, including Blackburn and Preston.

Councillor Kevin Wright, West Lancashire Borough Council portfolio holder for Health and Community Safety, said: "Victims of modern slavery are often vulnerable individuals and can include children who are exploited by criminal gangs for the purposes of drug trafficking. West Lancashire Borough Council is the lead agency of the Community Safety Partnership which has a dedicated group to deal with serious organised crime issues. Working with partner agencies, including the police, we regularly share information to develop our understanding of the threat, to identify perpetrators and support victims. We need support and assistance from across the community to help identify any suspicions of modern slavery within and report them to the police."

Modern slavery could be happening right in front of you. For advice and support for victims and those with suspicions, please call the modern slavery helpline on 08000 121 700 or visit

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