7 July 2021
A network of people from across Cornwall is working to raise awareness of modern slavery issues in our county and how we can all help to bring an end to this injustice and support those who have fallen victim to it.
The new Modern Slavery Network have published two posters giving details of who to contact if you have suspicions that something may be wrong in a particular situation. They can be downloaded here and displayed locally to raise awareness of the issue, for example on church noticeboards and community halls, libraries, taxi offices, the back of toilet doors, etc (do check first with the notice board owner of course!) Versions for social media distribution are also available.
The network has developed out of a training course ‘Hidden Voices‘ and accompanying Lent Course ‘Women in the Shadows‘, devised by the Clewer Initiative and presented online in Feb-Mar 2021 in collaboration with New Street Church in Falmouth, Transformation Cornwall, the Diocese of Truro, Transforming Mission, Falmouth and Penryn Churches Together and Churches Together in Cornwall.
They would love to get feedback on the helpfulness of the posters and what other resources would be useful. They are working with a number of organisations to develop training workshops and other activities and are planning a series of events to mark Anti-Slavery Day on 18 October 2021. The Modern Slavery in Cornwall network is open to people and organisations of all faiths and none. If you’d like to join the network, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up to the mailing list for all the information on plans as they develop and details of upcoming meetings. Everyone is very welcome!