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Let’s Talk – Modern Slavery and the Next Generation

“Let’s Talk“

Real conversations that make a difference

This event will focus on how to stay safe and protect our children from criminal exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery.

The Lichfield Diocese Mothers’ Union, Lichfield Cathedral and Transforming Communities Together (TCT) are inviting families from across the Lichfield Diocese to join this ground breaking event.

When?

Saturday 18th September
10-12pm
Lichfield Cathedral

This is a call to action, to gather and to equip!

We are bringing together Lichfield Diocese Mothers’ Union Members, their children and their grandchildren (from 10 years and upwards) at Lichfield Cathedral for two hours to focus on Modern Slavery.

There is power in all generations coming together to discuss this growing issue, that affects all ages. We’ll be sensitively discussing how we might work together to keep our children safe, with the input of the children themselves. This is a unique opportunity to engage with our LDMU members, their families, and the wider church.

We will be blessed with the support of:

  • The Children’s Society
  • West Midlands Police Violence Reduction
  • Blue Bear Coffee company

What will the format be?

It is a call to action, as this event will be centred around the narrative ‘What will you do next?

Everyone in attendance will be working together in family groups to create a plan around their tables.

It will be an engaging interactive session for all attending, with quizzes, talks and art.

Why?

With alarming figures reported in April 2021, we must act now. Our children are at risk and we MUST act together to ensure that they are safe.

No matter where we live, there is a real risk. The pandemic has not been kind to many and vulnerable people have been targeted here in the UK. Our children are being groomed into drug criminal gangs in so-called ’county lines’ trafficking, forced begging and shoplifting. The BBC reported recently that a 14-year-old boy was recruited in less than 80 minutes on social media[1].

Reports of sexual and criminal exploitation increased dramatically during the pandemic, new figures from Unseen’s Helpline reveal. The data is part of the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline Annual Assessment, a yearly stock take on UK slavery and human trafficking. Despite an overall drop in contacts to the MS Helpline, reports of sexual exploitation were up 25% on the previous year, with nearly a quarter of potential victims being children. Criminal exploitation, meanwhile, was up by 42%, with a fifth of potential victims being minors. 10% of all victims reported overall in 2020 were children, up from 7% in 2019.

How to book? Book your FREE place via Eventbrite – https://lets-talk-exploitation.eventbrite.co.uk

Need more information?

Please contact info@tctogether.org.uk

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