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Victims of Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Forced Marriage will get further support, as the Police and Crime Commissioner extends his funding scheme.

Up to £2000, will continue to provide those in crisis with immediate, emergency support, when police intervention is involved.

Officers will use the funding to ensure vulnerable people are safe and supported. In addition to accommodation, it may be used to provide immediate access to food, drink and essential toiletries for individuals who have no means to support themselves. Victims are then referred through the National Referral System or other organisations for further long term support.

Commissioner John Campion said “The commitment I make to victims is not just for anti-slavery day, it is an every day commitment. Too many people are being exploited in plain sight our communities, and this is a small part of much wider work with West Mercia Police and other agencies in tackling this type of criminality. This funding goes a little way to helping people to rebuild, when they are at their most vulnerable”

Monday 18th October is Anti-Slavery Day. Would you know how to spot the signs? Visit https://www.unseenuk.org/about-modern-slavery/spot-the-signs/ for more information.