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Anti-Slavery Partnership

Anti-Slavery Partnership (ASP)

Unseen was instrumental in setting up the ASP with Avon and Somerset Police and Bristol City Council. The Partnership is chaired by Unseen and Avon and Somerset Police. The Partnership is multi-agency and includes a core strategic group which meets quarterly, sub-groups, task and finish groups as well as Forums and a Champions Network.

The vision of the ASP is the eradication of human trafficking and slavery in our area and further afield. The ASP strives for a community wherein awareness of all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery is commonplace and that across all sectors people work collectively and steadfastly to eradicate its existence in our community and support victims.

The purpose of the ASP is to support and enable the discovery of and response to incidents of human trafficking, slavery and exploitation through a victim-centred, multi-disciplinary and collaborative community effort.

The scope of the ASP is based upon 3 broad areas of activity with the ultimate aims of supporting victims, disrupting criminal activity and prosecuting perpetrators:

  • Proactive work that aims to assist frontline staff to recognise victims of trafficking and modern slavery.
  • Proactive activity that increases intelligence gathering so more victims can be identified and helped and perpetrators bought to justice.
  • Activity that trains and educates frontline staff, local communities, other geographic areas or sectors about trafficking and slavery, with the signs to spot and where to get help.

For more information and to download resources or training material please visit the website: www.aspartnership.org.uk