On Fridays we share the latest news on modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK. Keep up to date by following us on twitter (@theclewer) or Facebook, where we share the article, or sign up to our monthly newsletter.
The UK's first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner announced on Thursday that he will be stepping down from his position. Kevin Hyland worked for the Metropolitan Police before taking on the role of Commissioner and has been a key driver in the fight against modern slavery in the UK. You can read a (long) list of his accomplishments here, and read comments from the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Derby here.
You may or may not have heard of the phenomenon of 'unboxing', where video bloggers film themselves opening, or 'unboxing' a new product. Jacques Slade is a professional unboxer, running a YouTube channel with over 800,000 subscribers. He produces daily videos of himself opening and reviewing the latest premium brand trainers. In this video he is sent some trainers with a difference from Thomson Reuters.
Our partners in the Diocese of Lichfield held a successful awareness raising event in Wolverhampton this week. They decamped to St Peter's Church in the city centre with a van promoting enticing job adverts that may turn out to be too good to be true... Take a look here.
News of raids in Kent this week where the police made four arrests ans safeguarded 12 victims, all from the Czech Republic. Kent Police have been working with their counterparts in the Czech Republic since March this year to arrange the operation which included raids of a factory and a hand car wash. If you're based in the Kent area and want to find out more about modern slavery then come along to our event on Saturday 16th June and see how you can help support victims and survivors.