Every Friday we share the latest news on modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK. Keep up to date by following us on twitter (@theclewer), where we will tweet out the article each week.
Police forces in Northumbria, Durham, and Cleveland have come together to specifically target organised crime, including modern slavery. As well as prosecuting offenders, they want to combine their resources to find more victims.
Three ships were found to have not paid their workers in months, as well as leaving the crew in terrible conditions. By the time they were found the crew had been drinking sea water for 10 days and the only food they had was out of date. Find out how you can support seafarers at risk of exploitation at our Train the Trainer event on 9th October in Portsmouth.
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner plays a big role in keeping modern slavery high on the agenda for statutory agencies. You could be part of his team! They're looking for an International Engagement Policy Officer and a Labour Market and Private Sector Policy Lead. Move quickly, applications close on 23rd July.
A huge search for two missing Vietnamese girls in York culminated in the arrest of a man on modern slavery charges.
The influential Trafficking in Persons Report, produced by the United States government, has named orphanages as a destination for trafficked children for the first time. This article from Martin Punaks from JK Rowling's charity Lumos, explains why that distinction is so important.