Modern Slavery Coordination Unit

In recognition that crimes of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation were growing in Greater Manchester, the multi-agency   Modern Slavery Coordination Unit was launched as part of Programme Challenger in 2015. 


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.





Trafficking and Modern Slavery Resources


Latest Modern Slavery Figures

Latest Modern Slavery Figures

The aim of this section is to provide an insight to professionals and the public as to the modern slavery picture in Greater Manchester

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Would You Campaign

Would You Campaign

Launched in 2016 this was the first general awareness raising campaign for human trafficking and modern slavery created by Programme

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Trapped Campaign

Trapped Campaign

The Trapped Campaign was launched in 2017 to raise awareness of criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults. Click here to view campaign

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Network Events and Updates

Network Events and Updates

If you have an awareness raising event, updates about your services, or reports from your organisations contact hannah.flint@stopthetraffik.org

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