A network of ten regional coordinators are embedded within the Regional and Organised Crime Units (ROCU) in England and Wales. The network is helping Forces to strengthen their local analysis and responses to modern slavery and OIC by highlighting areas where greater focus may be needed and in promoting good practice.
The teams play a vital role in identifying regional risk and threat levels, in benchmarking Forces against the national policing action plan for modern slavery and in supporting the development of force-level intelligence development and analysis. The co-ordinators also each play a lead role in the development of national partnership initiatives.
National Analysis team
The National Analysis Team works with all 43 police forces in England and Wales, with Police Scotland and with PSNI to collate information about live modern slavery and OIC policing operations across the UK. Partners, including the GLAA, HMRC, IE, DWP and Border Force also contribute to the monthly report which is then made available across UK law enforcement and government.
The team uses the entire data set for analysis to identify trends and changes in modern slavery crime types in the UK, and to get a clearer picture of the background of victims and offenders. Further analysis is also conducted which is used to provide specific intelligence support to police forces and partners. Good practice within the intelligence community is also identified and shared across the intel community.
4Ps Delivery Support team
The Delivery Support team has a range of responsibilities to support the overarching work of the Unit to help forces to improve investigations, support victims and identify effective prevention activity. This includes working closely with the College of Policing to ensure MSHT and OIC content features as a consistent theme throughout the police learning curriculum and in developing further high quality and up to date learning products. The team also leads on supporting NRM reform and digitisation working closely with the Home Office and Single Competent Authority to assist LEAs and FRs in understanding constantly evolving procedures. Other activity includes work to coordinate support for the development of PND to better manage MSHT information markers and intelligence.
National Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network (NATMSN)
Police and Crime Commissioners play a critical role in influencing the police response and in brokering prevention focussed partnerships that can help to eradicate modern slavery and related exploitation. The NATMSN brings together PCCs from across the country to share knowledge and best practice in how PCCs can influence the way police and partnership responses to modern slavery develop locally. The MS Police Transformation Programme provides funding to support the co-ordination effort provided by NATMSN and to help PCCs reach out to local community, business and faith groups in raising awareness of modern slavery.