National Anti-Slavery Network
The National Anti-Slavery Network (NASN) brings together Police and Crime Commissioners from across England and Wales, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, The National Police Chief Council (NPCC) lead Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer and the Home Office Modern Slavery Unit to discuss and improve how we work together to combat human trafficking and modern slavery in all its forms.
The network was launched in January 2016 and is chaired by West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Alison Lowe.
Terms of Reference
The National Anti-Slavery Network (NASN) brings together Police and Crime Commissioners from across England and Wales and other key strategic stakeholders, to discuss and improve how we work together to combat human trafficking and modern slavery in all its forms.
The network does not have a statutory role, nor does it have any oversight or governance of any policy, practice or procedure. Individual members are accountable only to their own organisations and are in no way committed to any joint initiatives for or on behalf of the network.
Aims and Objectives
The primary aims and objectives of the network are set out as follows:
- To encourage a victim focused approach and good practice in victim care.
- To facilitate the sharing of experiences and expertise between national organisations.
- To influence and connect with wider stakeholders at national and cross border level, including the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) with a view to supporting national strategies and shared vision.
- To work in partnership with the devolved administrations across the UK and encourage a cohesive and consistent response.
- To encourage the development and identification of best practice, trends and patterns.
- To remain abreast of current developments and initiatives relating to human trafficking and modern slavery issues.
- To support the development of proactive strategies for the prevention of human trafficking and modern slavery.
- To identify any gaps in current provision of services and anticipate future demand.
- To monitor training requirements in addition to that already being delivered nationally.
- To develop intelligence/information sharing protocols between agencies.
- To identify areas where trafficking is prevalent to understand the key factors and share information so it can be disrupted and establishment prevented in other areas.
- Support the United Kingdom National plan in relation to Modern Slavery.