How to tackle modern day slavery is coming to a conference in Cambridge

A shot from a film by GLAA to raise awareness of modern day slavery

A shot from a film by GLAA to raise awareness of modern day slavery - Credit: Archant

A city church is hosting a conference on how to tackle modern day slavery.

Police and crime commissioner, Jason Ablewhite will speak to people about what is being done to tackle the problem in Cambridgeshire at an event in Cambridge on Saturday March 3 from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Mr Ablewhite said: “Slavery is not a thing of the past. It ruins lives and is happening right under our noses.

“Today is a great opportunity for us to help people spot the signs that someone may be at risk.

“A great deal of work has been done over the past couple of years to bring those offenders who commit this despicable crime to justice however there is a lot more we can do.”


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The event at St Paul’s Church is open to all and is being hosted by The Clewer Initiative – a Church of England project raising awareness of modern slavery and giving care and support to victims.

Also hosting is the Eastern Baptist Association which comprises the baptist churches of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

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Invited by The Bishop of Ely, Right Reverend Stephen Conway, the Commissioner will be joined by Cristina Gavrilovic, Anti-Slavery Partnership Coordinator for Kent and Essex Police and Rev. Dr Dan Pratt, Baptist Minister, who leads the Baptist Anti-Slavery Initiative.

• For details visit theclewerinitiative.org/training-and-events/2018/3/3/cambridge-modern-slavery-summit

• To book a place email caroline.barnard@churchofengland.org by March 1. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

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