URGENT UPDATE: 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

 Ukraine Response — Human Trafficking Foundation

We want to be able to support a wide range of practitioners who are currently playing their part in tackling serious and organised crime.

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.



These pages are designed for practitioners and concerned members of the public.  Please click on the relevant page that you need. ...

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Under Programme Challenger there are various teams or projects which  seek to target a specific aspect of serious organised crime, which are as follows: Programme Challenger is Greater Manchester’s partnership response to serious and organised crime. We are...

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