NEWS: Modern Slavery in Sussex webinar series

Changing the Conversation around anti-modern slavery


In a continuation of our stakeholder communities work with The University of Sussex we bring you a new series of four Changing the Conversation webinars on Modern Slavery in Sussex. The project brings together professionals, academic researchers, volunteers and other interested parties to discuss and dissect the latest research and interrogate where current accepted best practice fits within that.

29th June 12:30-14:00
How harnessing the value of faith is making a difference in communities.

Sussex is a multicultural society with many faith groups playing an active role in the wellbeing of communities. This panel discussion will highlight the ways in which faith is supporting anti-modern slavery and provides a space to reflect on where next and how much more can be done.

Annie Meehan, Anti-Modern Slavery Ambassador
Caroline Virgo, The Clewer Initiative

27th July 12:30-14:00
When wanting to make a difference isn’t enough. What are the challenges facing organisations wanting to do good?

This conversation moves on the discussion from last year which explored what modern slavery looked like in Sussex. This panel discussion focuses on the challenges facing local organisations operating in the area and will provide the space for reflecting on how working together they can be overcome.

Lucy Butt, Bramber Bakehouse
Naomi Partridge, Holos London

21st Sept 12:30-14:00
How children are being exploited across county lines and the impact it has on them.

This conversation reflects on the criminal exploitation of young people operating through county line mechanisms. The panel will discuss the current picture in Sussex and explore the implications this has on young people as well as the services that support them.

Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand, University of Sussex
Dr Kristi Hickle, University of Sussex

Date TBC 12:30-14:00
Implications of the Nationality and Borders Bill on modern slavery support in Sussex.

At a time when organisations (and society in general) are growing in confidence about what modern slavery is, how to spot it and report it, questions have been asked as to how the Nationality and Borders Bill will impact on the work that has started. This panel discussion will reflect on the potential impact this Bill will have.


BLOG: Developing Stakeholder Communities. Our Head of Delivery, Sarah Freeman, reflects on this compelling co-design project with The University of Sussex.

PODCAST: Modern Slavery – What Is It?

Four expert speakers answer the same five questions.
Our guests are:
Sarah Braker, Dept of Work and Pensions; Mark Charlton, Sussex Police; Elle Weaver, Together in Sussex; Tim Read, Brighton and Hove City Council.



All webinar recordings from both strands of Anti-Modern Slavery: Changing the Conversation to watch in full.

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