Who are we working with in the province of York? Take a look and find out more below.

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The Diocese of Blackburn has joined other voluntary and statutory partners in the anti-slavery partnership which covers the whole of Lancashire. In order to spread the message, the Diocese will work closely with Together Lancashire, the joint venture with Church Urban Fund and Lancashire Methodist District.

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The Diocese of Sheffield benefits from being home to several organisations working in the anti-slavery sector, including the Snowdrop Project, Ashiana, and City Hearts. The team in Sheffield are beginning by bringing together interested faith leaders, members of the public, statutory agencies and charities, to see where the gaps are in Sheffield. They will explore how the Church can help bridge those gaps and work in partnership with others.

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Chester cathedral has held several services about modern slavery, including one where they presented a declaration against modern slavery which was signed on behalf of all churches in Cheshire by the Bishop of Chester. They also held an event for business leaders to help them think about how they can help fight modern slavery.

In Durham we are raising awareness of modern slavery with church organisations that may encounter victims such as food banks and homeless organisations, as well as clergy members who may come across victims day to day. We are also exploring a victim support project which will provide pastoral care to survivors of modern slavery. 

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A strategic meeting on modern slavery in Liverpool has been convened by the diocese with key partners. In addition, along with the dioceses of Virginia in the US and Kumasi in Ghana, Liverpool is engaged in a project called the Triangle of Hope. Through the project they will grapple with all three dioceses’ historic involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, whilst also exploring what they can do to help today’s victims.

The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham is part of two local initiatives, with statutory and civil society partners. Revd Liam O’Boyle, Partnership’s Officer for the Diocese, said: “The knowledge that churches and faith communities have of their local communities puts them on the frontline in this campaign.”

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The Province of Canterbury, or the Southern Province, covers thirty dioceses in the south of England: Bath & Wells, Birmingham, Bristol, Canterbury, Chelmsford, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Guildford, Hereford, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, London, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Rochester, Salisbury, Southwark, St Albans, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, Truro, Winchester, and Worcester.  

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If you are a church leader and would like to help detect instances of modern slavery in your community and help provide victim support and care, please contact your local diocese to find out what they're doing and how you can get involved.