Tackling Human Trafficking in Scotland

At this event we will scrutinise priorities, challenges and good practice in creating a hostile environment for traffickers in Scotland, better identifying cases and providing effective support to victims.

Creating a hostile environment for trafficking

In June 2018, Scottish Government published their first annual progress report following last year’s Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy which highlighted a need to better support victims and effectively disrupt perpetrators and the environments they thrive in.

Following an additional £3m in funding to better support victims of human trafficking, new powers to tackle it through Trafficking and Exploitation Risk Orders, and an extended campaign, more people than ever are recognising the prevalence of human trafficking. There was a  42% increase in trafficking related referrals from 2016-2018, reflecting an awareness of its place in society. However last year’s Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy revealed that 54% of people do not believe it is an issue in their local area. This is in spite of recognised locations having been identified in 80% of Scotland's local authorities.

Join Holyrood as we examine the next steps for eradicating human trafficking in Scotland by ensuring it is recognised, reported and punished as well as delivering the support victims need.

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • Update on the Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy
  • Engaging communities to recognise and report cases
  • Delivering effective, timely and appropriate support to victims
  • Priorities for disrupting trafficker activities
  • Addressing the environment that allows trafficking to thrive

Agenda*

9:15 Registration and Refreshments

9:55 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

Liz Leonard, Liz Leonard Media

10:00 Session 1: Policy and Context

10:00 Scotland's Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy

Peter Hope-Jones, Human Trafficking Team Leader, Scottish Government

10:30 Questions and Roundtable Discussions

11:00 Refreshment Break

11:30 Session 2: Disrupting Trafficking

  • Engaging communities to recognise and report cases
  • Priorities for disrupting trafficker activities
  • Addressing the environment that allows trafficking to thrive

11:30 Disrupting trafficking by increasing community awareness and resilience

Hannah Flint, Modern Slavery Network Coordinator, Stop the Traffik

12:40 Questions and Discussion

13:00 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Supporting Survivors

  • Delivering effective, timely and appropriate support to victims
  • Ensuring long term care for the most vulnerable
  • Empowering survivors to regain confidence and thrive

13:30 Hiding in Plain Sight – Identifying and Supporting Women Survivors of Human Trafficking

  • Trauma informed responses
  • Human rights based approaches
  • Survivor voices
  • Collective responsibility

Bronagh Andrew, Operations Manager, The TARA Service

14:00 Kathy Betteridge, Director Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery, The Salvation Army

14:30 Questions and Discussion

14:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Our events are CPD Certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

 

 

Venue

COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH | Map

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Standard rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Private Sector rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635

Dates
31 January 2019
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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