Human Trafficking Foundation

Forums

Partnerships and Networks

National Advisory Forum

The National Advisory Forum brings together around 90 NGOs, service providers and other experts from across the UK anti-trafficking sector, and provides a unique opportunity to engage with Parliamentarians and policy-makers. 

The Forum also offers an opportunity to network, collaborate and share best practice. The Foundation operates a monthly newsletter for Forum members with information about projects, events, campaigns and reports. 

The forum meets quarterly in London. For more information or to attend the next forum please contact euan@humantraffickingfoundation.org

All-Party Parliamentary Group

The APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, with cross-party membership of MPs and Peers, meets to provide a forum for discussion as to the nature and scale of modern slavery in the UK.

The Group played a major role in pushing for and shaping the Modern Slavery Act and now seeks to ensure that the Act is effectively implemented, meeting regularly to discuss issues relating to the protection and support of victims and prosecution of their traffickers. 

HTF provides the Secretariat to the Group. 

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London Working Group

With the support of the City Bridge Trust, the Foundation is working to equip the 32 London boroughs to support and assist victims of human trafficking, in light of the new Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Care Act 2014, which present local authorities with new statutory responsibilities.

The Foundation offers local authorities a free service to assist them in fulfilling their obligations under the new legislation. The Foundation supports councils to be as effective as possible in identifying and supporting victims of trafficking. Our support can include identifying gaps, drafting protocols/pathways, and providing links with other services etc.

Find out more here

National Networks Coordinators' Forum

The National Network Co-ordinators’ Forum (NNCF) brings together the coordinators of the various regional anti-slavery networks and partnerships operating throughout the UK. The NNCF seeks to facilitate the sharing of best practice between regional partnerships and encourage collaboration whenever possible. 

The Group is jointly co-chaired and coordinated by the Human Trafficking Foundation and Robin Brierley, Chair of the West-Midlands Anti-Slavery Network.

Find out more here   


International

Work with Parliamentarians against Human Trafficking

The Foundation is working to engage parliamentarians across Europe to help raise human trafficking up the political agenda. To do this HTF is organising workshops throughout Europe, in conjunction with British Embassies, bringing together interested parliamentarians to consider establishing a Parliamentary committee on human trafficking and legislation similar to the Modern Slavery Act. Currently 15 country parliaments are involved. Read more about HTF's workshops here

Other International Work

The Foundation also co-chairs an international anti-trafficking subgroup together with the Salvation Army. This group aims to provide an opportunity for organisations carrying out anti-trafficking work internationally to network, share examples of best practice, and encourage collaboration where appropriate and possible. Find out more here