The core functions of the Modern Slavery Coordination Unit are to provide the highest level of care for victims once they have been identified, to raise awareness with the public and professionals about the various forms of slavery, trafficking and exploitation, encourage people to report any concerns they have in relation to these issues, improve our understanding of Modern Slavery within Greater Manchester through intelligence collection and develop operational strategies with partners to respond to the problem.
In 2016, Programme Challenger launched the “Would you?” campaign to raise awareness of modern slavery and trafficking with all communities in Greater Manchester. The campaign seeks to educate the public about the various types of slavery and trafficking that exist which the public may unwittingly come into contact with as part of their everyday lives. Examples include car washes, nail bars, massage parlours, restaurants, take aways, construction sites and factories.
As a member of the public please see the below resources to give you more information on human trafficking and modern slavery and the signs to look out for, how to report and also to see media resources from our campaigns that we welcome you to share.