We are working closing with the police and other agencies to look into the effects of organised crime in Amber Valley and continue to develop ways to share information and protect those most as risk of these crimes. The Home Office released a serious organised crime strategy and have further guidance at www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-serious-violence-a-multi-agency-approach/preventing-serious-violence-summary which aims to reduce opportunities, strengthen enforcement and safeguard communities from organised crime.
Modern slavery is where a person is brought to, or moved around the country by others who threaten, frighten or hurt them, and force them into work or other things they don't want to do. It is a term used to describe:
The exploitation of these victims can take many forms.
People coerced, forced or intimidated into providing services of a sexual nature. How to spot it:
People who live with a family, working as a domestic servant or nanny. How to spot it:
This could be people working in factories, farms, or fast food restaurants. How to spot it:
Forced street crime
People begging or committing pickpocket or robbery offences, typically in public places or on public transport. How to spot it:
People working in houses growing cannabis. How to spot it:
People who are trafficked so that their organs can be harvested, typically kidneys. How to spot it:
Because of their nature and the services they provide, some business types are more susceptible to having trafficking victims among their workers, such as:
Modern slavery is, by definition, the same as human trafficking, but this involves the act of transporting and movement of people. Derbyshire Constabulary has information on spotting the signs of human trafficking and how to report concerns.
Section 52 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 places a duty on specified public authorities to notify. Derbyshire and Derby City have a Modern Slavery Partnership which supports and enables the discovery of, and response to, incidents of modern slavery through a victim centred, all encompassing and community based approach.
Modern slavery is a brutal crime affecting thousands in the UK and millions around the world. Victims are in situations of exploitation, controlled by deception, threats and violence. Exploitation can be hidden in plain sight, in car washes, nail bars, fields, factories, brothels and private homes.
The Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner Office, in partnership with the South East Strategic Partnerships local authority lead, has developed a short video for local authorities to inform staff of indicators of modern slavery, signs to look out for and the correct course of actions.
In addition to the video the Anti-Slavery Commissioner's Office has resources including legislation, training materials, guidance and information on your duty to notify the Home Office of potential victims.
If you are worried about or suspect that a person may be a potential victim of modern slavery or trafficking, please contact:
For more information please visit www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/modern-slavery-and-organised-crime/modern-slavery-and-organised-crime.
County lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas, and market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone lines or 'deal lines'.
It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money. Gangs establish a base in the market location, typically by taking over the homes of local vulnerable adults by force or coercion in a practice referred to as 'cuckooing'.
County lines is a major, cross-cutting issue involving drugs, violence, gangs, safeguarding, criminal and sexual exploitation, modern slavery, and missing persons; and the response to tackle it involves the police, the National Crime Agency, a wide range of Government departments, local government agencies and VCS (voluntary and community sector) organisations.
County lines activity and the associated violence, drug dealing and exploitation has a devastating impact on young people, vulnerable adults and local communities.
If you have concerns for a adult who may be involved in County Lines please visit www.ambervalley.gov.uk/community/community-safety/concerns-about-an-adult.
If you have concerns for a child who maybe involved with County lines please visit www.ambervalley.gov.uk/community/community-safety/concerns-about-a-child.
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