Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Human trafficking and modern day slavery is a significant threat both within West Yorkshire and nationally. Not only can it have a traumatic impact on its victims, but those involved in human trafficking often have links to other serious organised crime. West Yorkshire has already led the way nationally in tackling human trafficking and modern day slavery and I have set up a West Yorkshire Anti-Trafficking Network and a national network to combat this problem. I will continue to coordinate efforts against this crime by making sure we understand the extent and nature of the threat and resource the police and partners sufficiently.
Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Priority Plan
So that we can all understand more about what we are doing together and want to do together to deliver on our priority areas of work we have developed our 'Priority Plans'.
These plans will be refreshed and renewed and are work in progress but we will report on our delivery against these Priority Plans in public facing Community Outcomes Meetings.
We want to demonstrate the difference we are making in our communities but we also want to know what else we could be doing to keep people in West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.