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 a trial, as part of Programme Challenger in 2015. 

This team is made up of specialist police officers and support staff, as well as STOP THE TRAFFIK, a modern slavery NGO. They take a victim centred approach to modern slavery, and their primary aims are to identify and safeguard victims of exploitation, and support in any investigative activity to bring offenders to justice.

They work with partners such as Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, support charities such as MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health), City Hearts and Salvation Army, and Immigration Enforcement. 

Project Advenus

This team comprises Immigration Enforcement, Border Force and Greater Manchester Police. They work together to ensure the most prolific offenders and those who commit the most serious offences are identified, and available powers are used to remove them from the UK. 

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Trafficking and Modern Slavery Resources


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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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Network Events and Updates

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Network Overview

Since January 2016, STOP THE TRAFFIK have been commissioned to provide a network co-ordinator based in the Greater Manchester Modern

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