Priority 5: To encourage effective and targeted international collaboration to combat modern slavery.
How is this going to be achieved?
5.1 Targeted upstream activity
5.11 Scoping and developing proposals for prevention and collaboration projects in countries of origin from where significant numbers of victims are trafficked to the UK, and monitoring implementation of these proposals.
5.12 Focusing on collaboration with partners in the top ten countries of origin, as well as engagement with other countries that suffer disproportionately from a high incidence of modern slavery.
5.13 Working with the Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, National Crime Agency, Crown Prosecution Service and other statutory agencies, NGOs and international partners to encourage best practice in upstream prevention activity, focused on specific areas that victims are trafficked from. 5.14 Encouraging the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences to research key development and vulnerability issues in specific regions.
5.2 Enhanced European collaboration
5.21 Working collaboratively with the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, the OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, national coordinators, independent rapporteurs and equivalent mechanisms, and Europol and Eurojust, to ensure an improved and coordinated European response.
5.22 Working with Eurojust, Europol and police forces across the UK to encourage effective use of Joint Investigation Teams where it is apparent that the modern slavery crime is transnational.
5.23 Working with Europol to develop training for UK police forces to ensure they are effectively utilising the agency’s tools.
5.24 Encouraging police forces across the UK to develop effective data and intelligence sharing arrangements with Europol.
5.25 Leading and supporting effective cross border collaboration between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
5.26 Providing advice and working with partners to ensure increased safeguards are in place in Calais to identify potential victims of modern slavery and ensure they receive appropriate support.
5.3 Modern slavery on the global agenda
5.31 Engaging with international organisations to ensure modern slavery receives the necessary level of priority on global agendas.
5.32 Following the Commissioner’s successful campaign to include a bespoke target to end modern slavery in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda, working with partners to ensure inclusion of appropriate indicators and to mobilise global leadership to achieve the target.
5.33 Leading and supporting the work of the Santa Marta Group, which brings together senior law enforcement chiefs, faith leaders and civil society groups from across the world to share best practice and develop practical partnership projects between countries of origin, transit and destination. Providing leadership at the Group’s 3rd Annual Conference in Madrid in October 2015 and support to associated projects.
5.4 Embedding protection measures in humanitarian responses
5.41 Promoting research into the links between humanitarian crises and modern slavery.
5.42 Working with the Department for International Development and other partners to ensure that protections against human trafficking and slavery are fully embedding into the UK’s responses to humanitarian crises.
How will we know that the response is improving?