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Charities praise Hackney strategy for tackling modern-day slavery | Eastlondonlines
Charities praise Hackney strategy for tackling modern-day slavery | Eastlondonlines

A leading anti-slavery charity has welcomed new plans by Hackney Council to tackle the issue in the borough after a report showed slavery in the capital had increased by almost 25 per cent last year.  Hope for Justice told Eastlondonlines that fighting modern slavery was not something that could be left to a single organisation.…

Businesspeople urged to attend education sessions on stamping out modern slavery
Businesspeople urged to attend education sessions on stamping out modern slavery

BUSINESSES are being targeted in a new council campaign to tackle the problem of modern slavery in the supply chain.

Salford Council announces measures to fight against modern slavery - Co-operative News
Salford Council announces measures to fight against modern slavery - Co-operative News

The actions are designed to encourage the identification, rescue and support of victims and prosecution of those who exploit and harm them

Tackling modern slavery in North Yorkshire
Tackling modern slavery in North Yorkshire

Councillors will consider taking more proactive steps to combat the issue.

'Vulnerable people are treated as a commodity to be bought and sold' - warning over modern day slavery as council considers action
'Vulnerable people are treated as a commodity to be bought and sold' - warning over modern day slavery as council considers action

A SERIES of “simple practical actions” to tackle modern slavery looks set to be approved across a county which has seen the number of potential…

The major step taken in Watford to tackle modern slavery
The major step taken in Watford to tackle modern slavery

Councillors have unanimously agreed to help stamp out modern slavery after a motion was passed last night.

Letters: 'Co-operative Party is campaigning against modern slavery - one of the great evils of our time'
Letters: 'Co-operative Party is campaigning against modern slavery - one of the great evils of our time'

MODERN slavery is one of the great evils of our time and it is happening under our noses.

Rebuilding lives lost to slavery
Rebuilding lives lost to slavery

The Municipal Journal (the MJ) is the online management journal for local authority business

Letter: Tackling modern slavery
Letter: Tackling modern slavery

I am delighted that Watford Council unanimously adopted the Co-operative Party’s Charter Against Modern Slavery at its Full Council meeting on…

Islington publishes first report on tackling modern slavery
Islington publishes first report on tackling modern slavery

Town hall chiefs published a report detailing the extent of county lines crime and other types of modern slavery in Islington this week.

Senior South Kesteven Councillor apologises over 'modern slavery'
Senior South Kesteven Councillor apologises over 'modern slavery'

"I am sure it was cross party. Sorry about the press release."

Arts centre funding and modern slavery campaign praised by Labour LGA
Arts centre funding and modern slavery campaign praised by Labour LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) Labour Group has praised Harrow Council for protecting culture in the borough and its commitment to tackling…

Council signs up to national campaign against modern slavery
Council signs up to national campaign against modern slavery

A national campaign which is calling for the eradication of modern day slavery has been backed by Rochdale Borough...

Council bids to tackle 'horrors' of modern slavery and human trafficking
Council bids to tackle 'horrors' of modern slavery and human trafficking

There are thought to be between 10-13,000 victims of modern slavery and trafficking in the UK

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A South Shields perspective on news, sport, what's on, lifestyle and more, from your local paper The Shields Gazette.

Is Modern Slavery right in front of our eyes?
Is Modern Slavery right in front of our eyes?

Today is National Freedom Day, a day celebrated by Americans for over 70 years. However, slavery still exists for hundreds of people across the country.

Preston City Council to take action to stamp out threat of slavery
Preston City Council to take action to stamp out threat of slavery

Leaders in Preston are poised to rubberstamp a new policy to protect vulnerable people from trafficking or slavery.

Southampton pledges to put an end to modern slavery
Southampton pledges to put an end to modern slavery

SOUTHAMPTON has pledged to put an end to ‘Modern Slavery’ in the city, after passing a charter.

More than 80 councils sign anti-slavery charter | Hope for Justice
More than 80 councils sign anti-slavery charter | Hope for Justice

Cotswold District Council - Council backs motion to crack down on modern slavery
Cotswold District Council - Council backs motion to crack down on modern slavery

Modern slavery is prevalent in the UK and we know of examples in the Cotswolds.

Suffolk County Council vows to tackle modern slavery
Suffolk County Council vows to tackle modern slavery

Suffolk County Council will review its contract commissioning and procurement of services in a bid to help prevent modern slavery.

County council supports bid to help stamp out modern slavery
County council supports bid to help stamp out modern slavery

Gloucestershire County Council will hold to account everyone they do business with, old or new, in a bid to stamp out modern slavery in the wider workforce.

Council votes to firm up modern slavery checks
Council votes to firm up modern slavery checks

Harrow councillors came together to recognise the need to tighten up its modern slavery checks.

NAC sign up to Charter Against Modern Slavery
NAC sign up to Charter Against Modern Slavery

North Ayrshire Council became the 50th local authority to sign up to the Charter Against Modern Slavery.

Midlothian Council signs up to charter against modern slavery
Midlothian Council signs up to charter against modern slavery

Victims of modern slavery need a “Jamie Oliver” to champion their cause and bring an end to the practice, a local councillor has said.

How Calderdale is playing an active role in fighting modern slavery
How Calderdale is playing an active role in fighting modern slavery

Calderdale Council is playing an active part in fighting modern slavery when it arises in the borough.

Modern Slavery motion is backed by Swindon councillors - eventually
Modern Slavery motion is backed by Swindon councillors - eventually

IT took some political horse-trading but Swindon Borough councillors were eventually able to agree on a resolution to try to combat modern slavery.

Price too good to be true? It could be modern slavery says councillor
Price too good to be true? It could be modern slavery says councillor

IF you're getting goods or services too cheaply, you could be funding modern slavery.

Salford Councillors vote in favour of Modern Slavey motion - Manchester Gazette
Salford Councillors vote in favour of Modern Slavey motion - Manchester Gazette

At the Council meeting on Wednesday 10th October City Salford City Council passed a motion to tackle Modern Slavery. Cllr Jim King who proposed the motion said, “the Slavery still stalks our world, our nation and our city.” In his speech Cllr King referenced the good work by the Co-operative Group where they have worked…

Ipswich Council Leads Fight Against Slavery
Ipswich Council Leads Fight Against Slavery

Ipswich Borough Council is leading the fight against modern slavery.

What Calderdale is doing to tackle modern slavery in the borough
What Calderdale is doing to tackle modern slavery in the borough

Calderdale Council is looking at the devastating impacts of modern slavery and how it can prevent the crime as well as protecting victims and their families.

GMB support Enfield Council signing of Charter Against Modern Slavery
GMB support Enfield Council signing of Charter Against Modern Slavery

GMB London Region support Enfield Council as they sign Charter Against Modern Slavery on Anti-Slavery day

West Oxfordshire councillors pledge to make a stand against modern slavery
West Oxfordshire councillors pledge to make a stand against modern slavery

Councillors in West Oxfordshire have pledged to make a stand against modern slavery by training staff and being vigilant.

'You've all heard the stories about car washes and takeaways...'
'You've all heard the stories about car washes and takeaways...'

There could be up to 13,000 slavery victims across the UK every year

Dudley Council staff given tips on how to spot modern slavery
Dudley Council staff given tips on how to spot modern slavery

More than 1,000 members of staff at Dudley Council are set to be offered specialist training in how to spot signs of modern slavery.

Surrey County Council has joined the Co-op Party Charter Against Modern Slavery, along with a number of other councils.
Surrey County Council has joined the Co-op Party Charter Against Modern Slavery, along with a number of other councils.

Surrey County Council has joined the Co-op Party Charter Against Modern Slavery, along with a number of other councils. Earlier we spoke ...

LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - More than 40 councils sign anti-slavery pledge
LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - More than 40 councils sign anti-slavery pledge

A total of 42 councils have signed a charter aimed at eradicating modern slavery in their supply chains.

People march through Plymouth for a shocking reason
People march through Plymouth for a shocking reason

Earlier this month police closed down a pop-up brothel at a house in Stoke as part of a modern slavery investigation

Deputy police commissioner's pledge to tackle modern slavery
Deputy police commissioner's pledge to tackle modern slavery

MERSEYSIDE'S deputy police commissioner has pledged her support to tackle modern slavery.

Letters: Friday, October 19, 2018
Letters: Friday, October 19, 2018

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Charter spells out zero tolerance to modern day slavery says Enfield council
Charter spells out zero tolerance to modern day slavery says Enfield council

Enfield Council has today (18 October) sent a powerful message to its suppliers and contractors that exploitation will not be tolerated in any of its supply chains, by signing up to a charter again…


Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner - Merseyside at forefront of fight against modern slavery
Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner - Merseyside at forefront of fight against modern slavery

Jane Kennedy, Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside

Gareth Thomas: Our modern slavery campaign shows the Co-operative Party has broken through - LabourList
Gareth Thomas: Our modern slavery campaign shows the Co-operative Party has broken through - LabourList

It’s tremendously fitting that the Co-operative Party ends its month of action on modern slavery today, International Anti-Slavery…

Labour Commits Council to Driving Slavery Out of the Supply-Chains
Labour Commits Council to Driving Slavery Out of the Supply-Chains

Yesterday Councillors committed Sheffield City Council to fully adopt the Co Operative parties’ Charter against Modern Slavery.

Watch nail bars and car washers in South Kesteven
Watch nail bars and car washers in South Kesteven

Councillors reveal harrowing stories of cruelty

Council votes to take action to confront 'evil' of modern day slavery
Council votes to take action to confront 'evil' of modern day slavery

MODERN slavery was branded 'one of the greatest evils of modern life' as a local authority voted to toughen up its policies on combatting its use.

Modern Slavery Act: TISCreport UK 2018 City Transparency Map Goes Live
Modern Slavery Act: TISCreport UK 2018 City Transparency Map Goes Live

See who is most effectively driving out modern slavery and exploitation from their supply chains through a live transparency map that collates real-time information for the UK's Cities, Councils, Dist...

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Blackburn with Darwen Council action call on modern slavery
Blackburn with Darwen Council action call on modern slavery

A LOCAL authority has been asked to toughen up its policies on combatting 'modern slavery'.

Co-op Party receives the Del Singh Memorial Award at Labour conference - Co-operative News
Co-op Party receives the Del Singh Memorial Award at Labour conference - Co-operative News

The award aims to recognise the best campaign by a Labour-affiliated organisation

Push for SKDC to ensure no use of ‘modern slavery’
Push for SKDC to ensure no use of ‘modern slavery’

Coun Phil Dilks to raise motion at council this week

South Kesteven councillor calls for slavery solutions
South Kesteven councillor calls for slavery solutions

'We must do more'

Stevenage signs up for Modern Slavery Charter
Stevenage signs up for Modern Slavery Charter

Stevenage stands in the front line against modern slavery - that was the message as the borough council signed the Co-operative Party's Modern Slavery Charter.

'We failed to end exploitation' - Leader's frank speech 12 years on from Ipswich murders
'We failed to end exploitation' - Leader's frank speech 12 years on from Ipswich murders

The former leader of Ipswich Borough Council has admitted the town failed to end exploitation, trafficking and slavery following the murder of five Ipswich women in 2006.

True stories of the people being kept as slaves in Plymouth
True stories of the people being kept as slaves in Plymouth

A dozen slaves have been found living and working in Plymouth this year alone

Let’s root out modern slavery together
Let’s root out modern slavery together

The Municipal Journal (the MJ) is the online management journal for local authority business

Norwich Labour on Twitter
Norwich Labour on Twitter

“A week ago, @NorwichCC unanimously backed @CoopParty's #ModernSlavery charter motion: proposed by Labour cabinet member Cllr Beth Jones and seconded by @MileCrossLabour's Cllr Jake Huntley. Read more about the motion here: https://t.co/lwRlc0zeNN”

Call for council to adopt slavery charter
Call for council to adopt slavery charter

FEARS modern day slavery is going on “under our noses” has prompted an official call to Tendring Council to adopt a new charter to protect…

Five great things councils in Greater Manchester have done this summer
Five great things councils in Greater Manchester have done this summer

This summer, councils across Greater Manchester have launched a number of projects aimed at helping some of the most vulnerable in our society

The Reader: We must replicate London’s success in schools across UK
The Reader: We must replicate London’s success in schools across UK

In recent years, we have seen a dramatic turnaround in London education [“London schools hailed for giving the best chances to disadvantaged children,” August 8]. Although it’s tempting to directly apply successes to other areas of the country, the evidence as to why London schools are performing so much better is widely disputed, and London…

Kettering Council passes resolution to tackle modern slavery - Co-operative News
Kettering Council passes resolution to tackle modern slavery - Co-operative News

The move follows an awareness campaign by the local branch of the Co-op Party

Council sign charter against modern slavery
Council sign charter against modern slavery

TRAFFORD councillors have backed a list of commitments designed to stamp out the scourge of modern slavery.

Rohit K Dasgupta on Twitter
Rohit K Dasgupta on Twitter

“Was pleased to move the motion on the #modernSlavery charter. Pleased to say @NewhamLondon has unanimously agreed to champion this important issue.”

Trafford Labour: our first 100 days in local government - LabourList
Trafford Labour: our first 100 days in local government - LabourList

After a fantastic result in May’s local elections, this week marked 100 days since the formation of the…

Woman held on Portland against her will
Woman held on Portland against her will

She'd been brought here from Eastern Europe.

Modern slavery shock: Woman brought to Portland against her will
Modern slavery shock: Woman brought to Portland against her will

By Richard Percival and Trevor Bevins

Angry scenes over move to tackle slavery
Angry scenes over move to tackle slavery

A MOVE to deter modern slavery and enshrine it as a key consideration for a council and its partner organisations has been approved amid angry…

Compromise motion means Calderdale Council policy to tackle modern slavery can progress
Compromise motion means Calderdale Council policy to tackle modern slavery can progress

Tackling modern slavery is something Calderdale Council should do – but councillors argued about the best way to go about it.

Call to adopt charter against modern slavery in Calderdale
Call to adopt charter against modern slavery in Calderdale

Councillors are being asked to adopt a charter against modern slavery so its guidelines will ensure any of Calderdale Council’s procurement practices do not support it.

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A Banbury perspective on news, sport, what's on, lifestyle and more, from your local paper the Banbury Guardian.

LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Manchester CC ‘unanimously’ approves charter against slavery
LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Manchester CC ‘unanimously’ approves charter against slavery

Manchester City Council has called on the Government to provide more support for victims of modern slavery.

Why Australian organisations can outperform European peers in tackling modern slavery - Inside Retail
Why Australian organisations can outperform European peers in tackling modern slavery - Inside Retail

How will Australian companies fare when the Australian Modern Slavery Act comes into effect later this year?

COLUMN: The District Dossier - Modern Slavery should be consigned to history
COLUMN: The District Dossier - Modern Slavery should be consigned to history

By Sean Woodcock

Tower Hamlets Council Takes Up Charter Against Modern Slavery - FreedomUnited.org
Tower Hamlets Council Takes Up Charter Against Modern Slavery - FreedomUnited.org

Tower Hamlets Council has signed a new charter banning modern slavery in efforts to stop their suppliers from supplying the council with goods and services produced using forced labor. Tower Hamlets Council has a £1.2 billion annual budget. Deputy mayor for regeneration Rachel Blake is just one of 12 local authorities to sign the charter. “This…

Gauntlet thrown down to challenge 'slave masters' supplying services to Tower Hamlets Council
Gauntlet thrown down to challenge 'slave masters' supplying services to Tower Hamlets Council

A charter banning modern slavery has been signed by Tower Hamlets Council to stop 'slave masters' who might be supplying them with goods and services.

Move to bolster crackdown on slavery gangs
Move to bolster crackdown on slavery gangs

STAFF at Darlington’s biggest employer and the firms it contracts work to are being urged to be the eyes and ears of a drive to tackle modern day…

Tower Hamlets signs Charter Against Modern Slavery
Tower Hamlets signs Charter Against Modern Slavery

  Tower Hamlets Council has signed the Co-operative Party’s Charter on Modern Slavery, bringing the total number of councils which have signed, or passed an enabling motion, to 12. The Charter commits councils to proactively vetting their own supply chain to ensure no instances of modern slavery are taking place. The term ‘Modern Slavery’ captures…

Modern slavery is happening across the UK right now - but local councils can help end it - LabourList
Modern slavery is happening across the UK right now - but local councils can help end it - LabourList

Last November, I voted for Oxford City Council to formally strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her Freedom…

Islington Council signs charter against 'lurking' modern slavery
Islington Council signs charter against 'lurking' modern slavery

Islington Council has become one of the first town halls to sign a charter to eradicate modern slavery.

LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Councillors pledge to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains
LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Councillors pledge to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains

Labour and Co-operative councillors have pledged to ensure none of the money they spend on procuring goods and services inadvertently ends up supporting exploitation or trafficking.

UK Modern Slavery Act Non-Compliance: Half of UK Organisations are over 12 Months Overdue.
UK Modern Slavery Act Non-Compliance: Half of UK Organisations are over 12 Months Overdue.

As the UK ticks over into the new financial year, the latest report 5th April 2018 on corporate compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act has been produced by TISCreport.org. This showed 50...

Corbyn calls on councils to sign charter against modern slavery - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
Corbyn calls on councils to sign charter against modern slavery - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

People toiling against their will in factories, farms and restaurants in Britain today are “slaves just as much as any slave ever was”, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

Modern Slavery motion is backed by Swindon councillors - eventually
Modern Slavery motion is backed by Swindon councillors - eventually

IT took some political horse-trading but Swindon Borough councillors were eventually able to agree on a resolution to try to combat modern slavery.

How Calderdale is playing an active role in fighting modern slavery
How Calderdale is playing an active role in fighting modern slavery

Calderdale Council is playing an active part in fighting modern slavery when it arises in the borough.

Price too good to be true? It could be modern slavery says councillor
Price too good to be true? It could be modern slavery says councillor

IF you're getting goods or services too cheaply, you could be funding modern slavery.

Salford Councillors vote in favour of Modern Slavey motion - Manchester Gazette
Salford Councillors vote in favour of Modern Slavey motion - Manchester Gazette

At the Council meeting on Wednesday 10th October City Salford City Council passed a motion to tackle Modern Slavery. Cllr Jim King who proposed the motion said, “the Slavery still stalks our world, our nation and our city.” In his speech Cllr King referenced the good work by the Co-operative Group where they have worked…

Ipswich Council Leads Fight Against Slavery
Ipswich Council Leads Fight Against Slavery

Ipswich Borough Council is leading the fight against modern slavery.

What Calderdale is doing to tackle modern slavery in the borough
What Calderdale is doing to tackle modern slavery in the borough

Calderdale Council is looking at the devastating impacts of modern slavery and how it can prevent the crime as well as protecting victims and their families.

GMB support Enfield Council signing of Charter Against Modern Slavery
GMB support Enfield Council signing of Charter Against Modern Slavery

GMB London Region support Enfield Council as they sign Charter Against Modern Slavery on Anti-Slavery day

West Oxfordshire councillors pledge to make a stand against modern slavery
West Oxfordshire councillors pledge to make a stand against modern slavery

Councillors in West Oxfordshire have pledged to make a stand against modern slavery by training staff and being vigilant.

'You've all heard the stories about car washes and takeaways...'
'You've all heard the stories about car washes and takeaways...'

There could be up to 13,000 slavery victims across the UK every year

Dudley Council staff given tips on how to spot modern slavery
Dudley Council staff given tips on how to spot modern slavery

More than 1,000 members of staff at Dudley Council are set to be offered specialist training in how to spot signs of modern slavery.

Radio Jackie News: Surrey County Council has joined the Co-op Party Charter Against Modern Slavery, along with a number of other councils.
Radio Jackie News: Surrey County Council has joined the Co-op Party Charter Against Modern Slavery, along with a number of other councils.

Radio Jackie News - updated throughout the day

LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - More than 40 councils sign anti-slavery pledge
LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - More than 40 councils sign anti-slavery pledge

A total of 42 councils have signed a charter aimed at eradicating modern slavery in their supply chains.

People march through Plymouth for a shocking reason
People march through Plymouth for a shocking reason

Earlier this month police closed down a pop-up brothel at a house in Stoke as part of a modern slavery investigation

Deputy police commissioner's pledge to tackle modern slavery
Deputy police commissioner's pledge to tackle modern slavery

MERSEYSIDE'S deputy police commissioner has pledged her support to tackle modern slavery.

Letters: Friday, October 19, 2018
Letters: Friday, October 19, 2018

Treadmills traffic

Charter spells out zero tolerance to modern day slavery says Enfield council
Charter spells out zero tolerance to modern day slavery says Enfield council

Enfield Council has today (18 October) sent a powerful message to its suppliers and contractors that exploitation will not be tolerated in any of its supply chains, by signing up to a charter again…


Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner - Merseyside at forefront of fight against modern slavery
Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner - Merseyside at forefront of fight against modern slavery

Jane Kennedy, Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside

Gareth Thomas: Our modern slavery campaign shows the Co-operative Party has broken through - LabourList
Gareth Thomas: Our modern slavery campaign shows the Co-operative Party has broken through - LabourList

It’s tremendously fitting that the Co-operative Party ends its month of action on modern slavery today, International Anti-Slavery…

Labour Commits Council to Driving Slavery Out of the Supply-Chains
Labour Commits Council to Driving Slavery Out of the Supply-Chains

Yesterday Councillors committed Sheffield City Council to fully adopt the Co Operative parties’ Charter against Modern Slavery.

Watch nail bars and car washers in South Kesteven
Watch nail bars and car washers in South Kesteven

Councillors reveal harrowing stories of cruelty

Council votes to take action to confront 'evil' of modern day slavery
Council votes to take action to confront 'evil' of modern day slavery

MODERN slavery was branded 'one of the greatest evils of modern life' as a local authority voted to toughen up its policies on combatting its use.

Modern Slavery Act: TISCreport UK 2018 City Transparency Map Goes Live
Modern Slavery Act: TISCreport UK 2018 City Transparency Map Goes Live

See who is most effectively driving out modern slavery and exploitation from their supply chains through a live transparency map that collates real-time information for the UK's Cities, Councils, Dist...

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Blackburn with Darwen Council action call on modern slavery
Blackburn with Darwen Council action call on modern slavery

A LOCAL authority has been asked to toughen up its policies on combatting 'modern slavery'.

Co-op Party receives the Del Singh Memorial Award at Labour conference - Co-operative News
Co-op Party receives the Del Singh Memorial Award at Labour conference - Co-operative News

The award aims to recognise the best campaign by a Labour-affiliated organisation

Push for SKDC to ensure no use of ‘modern slavery’
Push for SKDC to ensure no use of ‘modern slavery’

Coun Phil Dilks to raise motion at council this week

South Kesteven councillor calls for slavery solutions
South Kesteven councillor calls for slavery solutions

'We must do more'

Stevenage signs up for Modern Slavery Charter
Stevenage signs up for Modern Slavery Charter

Stevenage stands in the front line against modern slavery - that was the message as the borough council signed the Co-operative Party's Modern Slavery Charter.

'We failed to end exploitation' - Leader's frank speech 12 years on from Ipswich murders
'We failed to end exploitation' - Leader's frank speech 12 years on from Ipswich murders

The former leader of Ipswich Borough Council has admitted the town failed to end exploitation, trafficking and slavery following the murder of five Ipswich women in 2006.

True stories of the people being kept as slaves in Plymouth
True stories of the people being kept as slaves in Plymouth

A dozen slaves have been found living and working in Plymouth this year alone

Let’s root out modern slavery together
Let’s root out modern slavery together

The Municipal Journal (the MJ) is the online management journal for local authority business

Norwich Labour on Twitter
Norwich Labour on Twitter

“A week ago, @NorwichCC unanimously backed @CoopParty's #ModernSlavery charter motion: proposed by Labour cabinet member Cllr Beth Jones and seconded by @MileCrossLabour's Cllr Jake Huntley. Read more about the motion here: https://t.co/lwRlc0zeNN”

Call for council to adopt slavery charter
Call for council to adopt slavery charter

FEARS modern day slavery is going on “under our noses” has prompted an official call to Tendring Council to adopt a new charter to protect…

Five great things councils in Greater Manchester have done this summer
Five great things councils in Greater Manchester have done this summer

This summer, councils across Greater Manchester have launched a number of projects aimed at helping some of the most vulnerable in our society

The Reader: We must replicate London’s success in schools across UK
The Reader: We must replicate London’s success in schools across UK

In recent years, we have seen a dramatic turnaround in London education [“London schools hailed for giving the best chances to disadvantaged children,” August 8]. Although it’s tempting to directly apply successes to other areas of the country, the evidence as to why London schools are performing so much better is widely disputed, and London…

Kettering Council passes resolution to tackle modern slavery - Co-operative News
Kettering Council passes resolution to tackle modern slavery - Co-operative News

The move follows an awareness campaign by the local branch of the Co-op Party

Council sign charter against modern slavery
Council sign charter against modern slavery

TRAFFORD councillors have backed a list of commitments designed to stamp out the scourge of modern slavery.

Rohit K Dasgupta on Twitter
Rohit K Dasgupta on Twitter

“Was pleased to move the motion on the #modernSlavery charter. Pleased to say @NewhamLondon has unanimously agreed to champion this important issue.”

Trafford Labour: our first 100 days in local government - LabourList
Trafford Labour: our first 100 days in local government - LabourList

After a fantastic result in May’s local elections, this week marked 100 days since the formation of the…

Woman held on Portland against her will
Woman held on Portland against her will

She'd been brought here from Eastern Europe.

Modern slavery shock: Woman brought to Portland against her will
Modern slavery shock: Woman brought to Portland against her will

By Richard Percival and Trevor Bevins

Angry scenes over move to tackle slavery
Angry scenes over move to tackle slavery

A MOVE to deter modern slavery and enshrine it as a key consideration for a council and its partner organisations has been approved amid angry…

Compromise motion means Calderdale Council policy to tackle modern slavery can progress
Compromise motion means Calderdale Council policy to tackle modern slavery can progress

Tackling modern slavery is something Calderdale Council should do – but councillors argued about the best way to go about it.

Call to adopt charter against modern slavery in Calderdale
Call to adopt charter against modern slavery in Calderdale

Councillors are being asked to adopt a charter against modern slavery so its guidelines will ensure any of Calderdale Council’s procurement practices do not support it.

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A Banbury perspective on news, sport, what's on, lifestyle and more, from your local paper the Banbury Guardian.

LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Manchester CC ‘unanimously’ approves charter against slavery
LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Manchester CC ‘unanimously’ approves charter against slavery

Manchester City Council has called on the Government to provide more support for victims of modern slavery.

Why Australian organisations can outperform European peers in tackling modern slavery - Inside Retail
Why Australian organisations can outperform European peers in tackling modern slavery - Inside Retail

How will Australian companies fare when the Australian Modern Slavery Act comes into effect later this year?

COLUMN: The District Dossier - Modern Slavery should be consigned to history
COLUMN: The District Dossier - Modern Slavery should be consigned to history

By Sean Woodcock

Tower Hamlets Council Takes Up Charter Against Modern Slavery - FreedomUnited.org
Tower Hamlets Council Takes Up Charter Against Modern Slavery - FreedomUnited.org

Tower Hamlets Council has signed a new charter banning modern slavery in efforts to stop their suppliers from supplying the council with goods and services produced using forced labor. Tower Hamlets Council has a £1.2 billion annual budget. Deputy mayor for regeneration Rachel Blake is just one of 12 local authorities to sign the charter. “This…

Gauntlet thrown down to challenge 'slave masters' supplying services to Tower Hamlets Council
Gauntlet thrown down to challenge 'slave masters' supplying services to Tower Hamlets Council

A charter banning modern slavery has been signed by Tower Hamlets Council to stop 'slave masters' who might be supplying them with goods and services.

Move to bolster crackdown on slavery gangs
Move to bolster crackdown on slavery gangs

STAFF at Darlington’s biggest employer and the firms it contracts work to are being urged to be the eyes and ears of a drive to tackle modern day…

Tower Hamlets signs Charter Against Modern Slavery
Tower Hamlets signs Charter Against Modern Slavery

  Tower Hamlets Council has signed the Co-operative Party’s Charter on Modern Slavery, bringing the total number of councils which have signed, or passed an enabling motion, to 12. The Charter commits councils to proactively vetting their own supply chain to ensure no instances of modern slavery are taking place. The term ‘Modern Slavery’ captures…

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Modern slavery is happening across the UK right now - but local councils can help end it - LabourList
Modern slavery is happening across the UK right now - but local councils can help end it - LabourList

Last November, I voted for Oxford City Council to formally strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her Freedom…

Islington Council signs charter against 'lurking' modern slavery
Islington Council signs charter against 'lurking' modern slavery

Islington Council has become one of the first town halls to sign a charter to eradicate modern slavery.

LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Councillors pledge to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains
LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Councillors pledge to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains

Labour and Co-operative councillors have pledged to ensure none of the money they spend on procuring goods and services inadvertently ends up supporting exploitation or trafficking.

UK Modern Slavery Act Non-Compliance: Half of UK Organisations are over 12 Months Overdue.
UK Modern Slavery Act Non-Compliance: Half of UK Organisations are over 12 Months Overdue.

As the UK ticks over into the new financial year, the latest report 5th April 2018 on corporate compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act has been produced by TISCreport.org. This showed 50...

Corbyn calls on councils to sign charter against modern slavery - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
Corbyn calls on councils to sign charter against modern slavery - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

People toiling against their will in factories, farms and restaurants in Britain today are “slaves just as much as any slave ever was”, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

Corbyn calls on councils to sign charter against modern slavery
Corbyn calls on councils to sign charter against modern slavery

The document contains a series of commitments to ensure councils´ supply chains are not tainted by inadvertently funding exploitation.

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