Information & Resources
The partnership continually drives three key areas of focus to ensure a consistent response to modern slavery across the West Yorkshire area:
- Awareness raising
- Information sharing
In West Yorkshire, we have a dedicated Modern Slavery Training and Partnerships Officer. If you would like to arrange training for your organisation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss you requirements.
Consistent awareness raising campaigns and communications are crucially important to ensure that our organisations and communities understand how to spot the signs of modern slavery and report concerns. If you would like more information on campaign materials please contact West Yorkshire Police at email@example.com.
The internet-based Partnership Intelligence Portal (PIP) is being used widely by partners to gather a better intelligence picture surrounding organised crime, including modern slavery. This will give key strategic partners the opportunity to submit intelligence to a central police triage team. On submission it is automatically emailed to the Intelligence Management Unit (IMU) at West Yorkshire Police. This is a 24/7 unit that triages intelligence submissions for the force. National legislation and guidance:
- Modern Slavery Act 2015 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/30/contents/enacted
- UK Government Modern Slavery statutory guidance and resources https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/modern-slavery
- National Referral Mechanism (NRM) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/human-trafficking-victims-referral-and-assessment-forms/guidance-on-the-national-referral-mechanism-for-potential-adult-victims-of-modern-slavery-england-and-wales
- Survivor Support Services https://www.humantraffickingfoundation.org/support-services
West Yorkshire resources
Pocketbook for Professionals
This Pocketbook is for frontline professionals and community groups working across Leeds who may encounter potential victims of modern slavery or those at risk of exploitation. Developed by Safer Leeds, this resource is transferable and appropriate to support those working in several sectors including: the police, healthcare, housing, benefits, social care, immigration solicitors, charities and community groups across West Yorkshire.
View the Pocketbook for Professionals (PDF 2.01MB)