Modern Slavery in East Sussex
Modern Slavery is a priority for the East Sussex Safer Communities Partnership as one of the areas of high risk due to the severe and long-term impact that is has upon the vulnerable, the high level of public expectation and the need for a multi-agency response to tackling it effectively.
Modern Slavery is a type of abuse within the Care Act 2014 that provides the statutory footing for adult safeguarding responses. The Partnership is working in collaboration with the East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board and Local Safeguarding Children’s Board to ensure that information is effectively shared in order to protect vulnerable adults and children from harm.
Within the Sussex Police Force Strategic Assessment Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Organised Immigration crime was assessed as high risk and therefore remains on the Sussex Police Control Strategy to ensure a focus on enhancing understanding and improving the multi-agency response to the issue.
This Newsletter outlines some of the work and developments taking place across the UK and East Sussex to integrate efforts in tackling this crime.