It's not all about the farming!
Join us for a morning of exploring community and pastoral responses to modern slavery and vulnerable people in rural areas.
We know that labour exploitation is happening, but we equally know that many businesses employing people in the countryside are actively trying to safeguard their supply chains against modern slavery. How can faith groups, statutory agencies, and businesses work together to raise awareness of the issue, identify victims, and stop it happening in the future? How can we care for victims and survivors in a sustainable way?
At Lincoln Cathedral we will be gathering together speakers from a wide range of experience. Bishop Alastair Redfern, the recently retired Bishop of Derby who chairs The Clewer Initiative, will share his experience of rural ministry and the part the church can play. Shayne Tyler, Operations Executive at Manor Fresh, will detail how he has approached rooting out modern slavery in his supply chain. We will also hear insights from speakers who have been gathering knowledge from across the country on topics such as partnership working and the church response.
There will be space for discussion and conversation as we move towards identifying a way forward.
The day will be concluded with a networking lunch.