Trafficking Reduction Advisory Partnership - TRAP - (South London initiative led by GLA)
Trafficking Reduction Advisory Partnership is based on a recommendation from Shadow City report, after it found concerning evidence that there was a lack of data sharing, a lack of trust between agencies and agencies were working in silos.The current partners in TRAP are MOPAC (Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime), Croydon Council, Southwark Council and Lambeth Council and the CHTB. The group will comprise or feed into groups with an interest in human trafficking, including the police, education, social services, community safety, Youth Offending Teams, Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub teams, London Safeguarding Children Boards, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, the UKHTC, the UK Border Agency as well as NGOs.
TRAP aims to support agencies who handle trafficking cases, allowing them to coordinate their work, improve intelligence and assist in identification of trafficking trends. The beneficiaries will support frontline staff i.e. enforcement or housing officers or NGOs, coming across victims of trafficking, by offering them training on how to identify trafficking cases and who to contact when they do come across a victim. It aims to support those involved in prosecution cases by assisting frontline staff on good practice on how to engage with victims to gather intelligence, evidence and active involvement in the process to identify traffickers.
Contact Daniel Woolf, Daniel.Woolf@london.gov.uk or Phil Ishola, Philip.Ishola@chtb.org