Programme Challenger
achievements to date


  • Launch of Programme Challenger


  • Operational Challenger teams set up in all 10 districts of Greater Manchester
  • Every organised crime group in Greater Manchester mapped, risk assessed and assigned a disruption plan


  • Set up of the Modern Slavery Coordination Unit 
  • The first Greater Manchester modern slavery summit


  • Piloting of the Engage prevention programme with the Home Office
  • Commissioned Stop the Traffik to work with Programme Challenger in relation to modern slavery 
  • Launch of the NGO forum
  • Launch of the multi-faith forum


  • Piloting of the Home Office Independent Child Trafficking Advocacy project
  • Opened a pre-NRM place of safety
  • Launch of the Modern Slavery Business Network 
  • Launch of the Trapped campaign
  • Launch of project Advenus tackling Foreign National offending


  • Launch of Programme Challenger Website 
  • Launch of Programme Challenger Strategy
  • Programme Challenger Social Media - Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

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Operation Gallant

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Crackdown on supply of drugs in Trafford

Arrests made as part of a crackdown on the supply of Class A drugs in Trafford

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