Unseen Blog

25th October 2017
Policing modern slavery - We cannot and should not expect all the answers to modern slavery to come from policing in isolation. We have to take responsibility as wider society to raise awareness of this crime – media, businesses, schools, health services, local authority services and the third sector all have a role to play in understanding this issue and highlighting it. Read More
 
19th October 2017
Anti-Slavery Day is over. So what do we do now? Read Kate Garbers' thoughts below. Read More
 
18th October 2017
One of Unseen's project manager's reflects on their work in Unseen's safe house for male survivors of slavery and the importance of providing a space of safety, hope and choice for those in recovery. Read More
 
4th May 2017
Kate explains Unseen's first-of-its-kind model for supporting trafficked young people and why House Parents are at the core of this support network. Read More
 
2nd March 2017
In the news a few weeks ago, following an inspection and subsequent report: An Inspection of Border Force’s Identification and Treatment of Potential Victims of Modern Slavery, by the Chief Inspector of Borders, David Bolt, UK Border Force have been criticised for failing to potentially identify thousands of victims of modern slavery. Read More
 
19th January 2017
A fantastic blog from one of Unseen's valued partners, Salesforce, about using technology to fight human trafficking. Read More
 
25th November 2016
Unseen Intern, Anna Nash, gives us an insight to the planning and preparation that helped to make the Neon Night Walk a real success. Read More
 
17th October 2016
Modern slavery can be an overwhelming subject to think about. For most, it conjures visual imagery of... Read More
 
14th October 2016
Earlier this year a Guardian article conservatively estimated that the number of paper cups handed out by coffee shops was more than 8 million a day, over 3 billion a year. They further reported that they believed less than 1 in 400 of these where being recycled... Read More
 
13th October 2016
The substandard recording of modern slavery crimes by police forces across the UK has been widely reported this week... Read More
 
17th August 2016
BBC Three’s 3-part series follows volunteers who signed up to live the life of a modern day slave for 24 hours. Delivered to their gang masters, they are stripped of their identities and forced to work. Honor Willis tells Unseen of her experience… Read More
 
8th August 2016
I had a moment the other night when I momentarily panicked! From the inside, and as the Managing Director of Unseen, I know that our recent spate of advertising for new job opportunities is a good thing... Read More
 
29th July 2016
In March 2016 Section 54 of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act – Transparency in Supply Chains etc. (TISC) provision took effect. It required businesses with a global turnover of £36 million or more and doing business in the UK to publish an annual statement about their efforts to tackle slavery in supply chains and their own organisation. Read More
 
31st May 2016
At Unseen, we believe donors should be given a choice over where their money goes, so they are directly contributing to something they believe in. So we have developed a Room Sponsorship Scheme. Read More
 
31st May 2016
Very excited. Today I picked the keys up for our new offices in Bedfordshire. They will be the new home of the modern slavery helpline and resource centre. Read More
 
8th March 2016
Zero Tolerance features Kate Garbers, Managing Director of Unseen, and her thoughts on how Unseen's work on modern slavery links to the Zero Tolerence initiative. Read More
 
9th October 2015
Unseen supporter, Christina, provides her take on the Vision for the Vulnerable event in 2015 and the important role that churches and church leaders can play in the fight against modern slavery. Read More
 
17th September 2015
Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected. It’s hard to avoid the fact that our actions and choices can have potential ramifications right around the globe. Thran, left Myanmar looking for work. He ended up paying a broker who obtained employment for him in the Thai fishing... Read More
 
6th August 2015
Last week in the United Kingdom some of the powers of the Modern Slavery Act came into force, a little over two years from when the evidence led Centre for Social Justice’s report: ‘It Happens Here’ was published. Read More
 
3rd August 2015
I moved to Bristol 20 years ago not knowing much about the city. One of the first things I discovered was that there was a fervent desire for the city to apologize for its linkages to the Transatlantic Slave Trade. No one disputes the fact that the city was partly built on the wealth of that appalling trade but it strikes me as somewhat frustrating that in the last 20 years there has been repeated calls to apologise... Read More