CATCH-UP: Modern Slavery in Sussex – addressing the problem

Modern Slavery in Sussex: how can we address the problem?

Modern slavery is an issue affecting millions worldwide. The UK is no exception with areas including Sussex experiencing multiple cases and supporting many victims. Despite its prevalence, it is not a widely understood or recognised issue with many unsure what to look out for or how to raise concerns.

This webinar brings together panellists from a range of research and practice backgrounds to provide a personal perspective aimed at helping highlight the scale of the problem. This event will explore the ways we can work together to eradicate the problem and consider some of the challenges involved in this aim.


  • Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand – Lecturer in International Criminal Law, University of Sussex
  • Richard Lancashire – Force Manager for Modern Slavery, Organised Immigration Crime and Migration, Sussex Police
  • Anna Wilson – RESTORE at King’s Church, Hastings
  • Helena Croft – Director, Streetlight UK


For more information about this Anti-modern Slavery: Changing the Conversation project, upcoming events and details of how to join the online community visit

This project is funded by the University of Sussex and the Economic and Social Research Council to help translate academic knowledge into action. The activity is facilitated by always possible, a unique consultancy looking at 21st century problem-solving through connected conversation.

The Anti-modern Slavery project brings together a host of activities, research and content and as part of this we have set up a community content hub via a peer networking platform called The Possibility Club.

Sign up to the Anti-Modern Slavery ‘circle’ to join a community of people and organisations interested in discussing, debating and disrupting. It’s a place to share ideas, build collaboration and move towards changing the conversation.

Bringing together cutting-edge research, business innovation, grassroots practice in the community and individual lived experience – we’re pooling our knowledge to see what the future might look like.

If you are open to sharing ideas and building collaborations about modern slavery and ways to raise awareness of, and ultimately combat, the problem – then we’d love you to join a new community of thought.

Visit Anti-modern Slavery: Changing the Conversation to view the circle and get involved.