Anti-Slavery Day – 18 October 2020 and a week of anti-slavery action

Date: Tuesday, 13th Oct 2020 | Category: General

The ESSCP is supporting the East Sussex Safeguarding Adult Board during Anti-Slavery Awareness week. Sunday 18th October 2020 is Anti-Slavery Day, which provides an important opportunity to raise awareness of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and encourages us all to do what we can individually and collectively within our respective organisations and as ESSCP partners to address the problem.

A priority for the East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board is to work in collaboration with partnerships across Sussex to develop mechanisms to respond to and tackle modern slavery effectively.  The Sussex Anti-Slavery network established in December 2016 has successfully been driving efforts to ensure that partner agencies in Sussex support medium and long-term plans towards the eradication of slavery and exploitation.

This year Council and police leaders across Sussex are marking the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Anti-Slavery Day by signing up to a joint pledge to stop all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation – a “Pledge to become a Slavery Free Community in Sussex”.

The East Sussex SAB will be showing its support by following campaigns and sharing posts on social media.  A newsletter produced jointly with colleagues in the Safer Communities Partnership and East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership directed at those practitioners who take on the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) role in relation to Modern Slavery will also be published (this will be updated on this page when available).

Please support these campaigns marking Anti-Slavery Day within your organisations, and by sharing the resources below with your colleagues to raise awareness on how the spot the signs: