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Raising awareness of modern day slavery in the UK including Cheshire

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Nantwich Town Council is joining forces with the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Libre Solutions Ltd (not for profit company), to raise awareness of modern day slavery and the exploitation of vulnerable people.

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Left to right: Councillor David Marren Mayor of Nantwich, Jacqui Morris Chamber of Commerce, Gary Spratt and Paul Miller Libre Solutions.

Slavery is the fastest growing organised-crime in the world, hidden in plain sight.  Unfortunately, many are unaware that it exists within our communities and businesses.  All local stakeholders need to work together to help eradicate modern slavery.

Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor David Marren said “Figures released by the National Crime Agency in 2017 stated that 116 different nationalities were victims of modern slavery here in the UK and whilst no exact number is known the estimated figure of modern slavery and labour abuse victims in the UK runs into hundreds of thousands! I am appalled that in 2017 slavery abuse was reported in every county in the UK, including Cheshire”.

To help us all in raising our knowledge & understanding on slavery & labour abuse, we will run an awareness event that will take place on the 19th November 2018 at the Civic Hall in Nantwich 12pm arrival for 12:30pm start. It is a free of charge event and speakers will explain how to recognise the signs of modern slavery and if it is found, how to deal with it, both for residents and local businesses. This event will also include interactive networking to give you the chance to have your say.

Jacqui Morris, International Trade Manager at South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce commented “Modern slavery is often associated with supply chain businesses based abroad, but we have seen an increase in our country too.  The Chamber wants to help raise the awareness of modern slavery and protect our local businesses from this criminal activity, including their supply chain.”

At the event, residents and business will receive a presentation from Chamber Members Libre Solutions, who specialise in helping businesses to identify and tackle modern slavery that could be affecting their companies.  Their aim is to work with business communities to help them protect and prevent slavery and labour abuse from entering the supply chain.

If you wish to register for the event contact:

Jacqui Morris, International Trade Manager at the South Cheshire Chamber Commerce & Industry Limited,

Direct dial:                   01270 445406
Mobile:                         07867 785252

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