Anti-Slavery Commissioner steps down

The UK's first ever Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland today announced he will be ending his tenure. 

Our Chair Bishop Alastair Redfern and Archbishop Justin Welby both expressed their gratitude for his years of service and the legacy he leaves behind. 

"As Kevin Hyland announces he is moving on from his role as the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, I want to pay tribute to the outstanding leadership he has shown in this role. Government, business, law enforcement, churches and other voluntary groups have been challenged and inspired to work together to make the UK a world leader in the urgent fight against modern slavery. He leaves a great legacy." - Archbishop Justin Welby

"Kevin Hyland has championed partnership across every sector in the modern slavery arena and the churches and other faith communities have been proud to play their full part. As we say thank you for such outstanding leadership, both nationally and internationally, we wish him well in his new appointment." - Bishop Alastair Redfern

Kevin Hyland has supported The Clewer Initiative from the beginning, speaking at our launch in October 2017.