Citizens Advice Conwy launches Modern Slavery project


March 02, 2021

Citizen's Advice Conwy are inviting the community join them for the launch of the new project : ‘Tackling Modern Slavery in Ever Changing Times’, which is an initiative being run with the support of the Gwynt y Mor Community Fund.

Throughout 2021, the group will be hosting various training and information sessions at community hubs and through outreach in Conwy County.

Members of the public will be able to confidentially share any concerns that they have about Modern Slavery abuses in their communities through a letter box project. They will also be providing advice and support for anyone who may be at risk or who has experienced exploitation.

The launch event will take place on Thursday March 4th from 2.30pm until 3.30pm and is hosted online.

Mark Isherwood MS, DS Richard Sydney from North Wales Police's Modern Slavery Unit and Stephen Chapman, the Anti-Slavery Coordinator in Wales will be present to officially launch this initiative.

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, sexual exploitation, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. Tackling this issue is now one of North Wales Police's main priorities.

There's an open invitation for everyone with an interest in this very serious problem to join via this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8154642906

For information contact the Modern Slavery Lead at Citizens Advice Conwy by emailing modernslaverylead@caconwy.org.uk