On the 27th September 2019, the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Programme hosted a third partnership conference designed to bring PCCs and police forces together with colleagues from local authorities, health, education and other public sector agencies in tackling aspects of modern slavery.
Around 200 delegated attended the event which explored various aspects of how to improve partnership working to protect children from exploitation in considering five 5 key themes:
- Understanding the scale of child criminal exploitation in the UK
- Developing best practice and innovation
- How to strengthen networks to respond effectively
- Understanding the complexities of tackling child criminal exploitation
- An appropriate victim focussed response.
It followed a first conference held in July 2018 which looked at the benefits and approaches to partnership working to combat modern slavery, which was followed by a second event in October 2018 to raise awareness of the risks that homeless people can face in being recruited into exploitation.