This takes many forms, and covers many specialisms and disciplines, including safeguarding, community safety, trading standards, mental health and social care, to name a few. By better informing you as a practitioner around trends, threats and models of serious and organised crime, we can better equip the workforce across Greater Manchester, and beyond.
We need practitioners to be the eyes and ears for communities, as well as delivering the excellent work they do to contribute to tackling organised crime. Practitioners will have access to a range of communities, individuals and spaces, and when we consider the totality of this, we can not only start to spot more of the signs of serious organised crime and exploitation, but put more meaningful interventions and disruptions in place, because we will be better informed of the whole picture of serious and organised crime.
The information contained on these pages will give you the knowledge and awareness about this type of criminality to enable you to be better equipped, and to be better informed about what your service or agency can do to tackle and disrupt it.
The National Crime Agency has published new industry information to inform and support the construction sector to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT) from supply chains. The document provides an overview of MSHT in the sector, risk factors and potential indicators, and the role industry can play in tackling the issue by strengthening processes.
The Business Services Association's Modern Slavery Council has published a new toolkit providing guidance on understanding and mitigating Modern Slavery in the construction and Facilities Management Sector. It provides businesses of all sizes with the best-practice guide to addressing the risks of modern slavery within their organisations and beyond. The practical guidance spans from HR to Operations teams, from Procurement to frontline staff and is a valuable resource for any organisation operating in this sector
The Nationality and Borders Act 2022 introduced changes to first stage decision making for potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. We saw an immediate impact in Greater Manchester, with a decrease in the number of positive first stage decisions, and increase in appeals and decisions taking longer to be made. At the end of June 2023, it was announced that these changes were to be reviewed and new guidance was published in July 2023.
The sector specific information sheets below have been updated to reflect these changes.
In response to the conflict in Ukraine and the opening of the Homes for Ukraine visa scheme in the UK, the anti-slavery and trafficking sector have worked collaboratively to develop and make available resources to highlight, mitigate and prevent the risk of trafficking and exploitation for those using the scheme. Practitioners implementing the scheme, supporting individuals on the scheme, or working in this area in any other way can access available resources at