The Liberty Project has launched an awareness raising campaign to help tackle Modern Slavery in the Northumbria area, thanks for funding from Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner.
Modern Slavery is a complex crime that can involve multiple forms of exploitation, including criminal exploitation, forced labour, forced begging and domestic servitude, as well as trafficking and sexual exploitation. It is a crime that can be difficult to identify, with victims who have become trapped in exploitative situations.
The campaign will provide resources and training to partners who wish to help identify and put a stop to the exploitation of people by those seeking to gain financially. The first phase of the campaign is now underway and anyone who wishes to take part in raising awareness of modern slavery can download and share the campaign graphics here: Liberty Project
The campaign is supported by partners across the Northumbria area, including the independent charity Crimestoppers. Crimestoppers gives people the power to speak up and stop crime, 100% anonymously. If anyone knows anything about Modern Slavery, but doesn’t want to contact the authorities, they can contact Crimestoppers either by phone on 0800 555 111 or online. Their contact centre is open 24/7 and is able to take information in 147 different languages.
The Liberty Project is a three-year project tackling Modern Slavery across the Northumbria area. It is funded by The National Lottery Communities Fund and delivered by Changing Lives, to support adults who have experienced grooming and exploitation for financial gain.