Campaigners back fight against human trafficking

Wednesday 30 January 2013 Updated: 31/01 15:52

DOMESTIC abuse campaigners in the county have pledged their support for a national campaign against human trafficking.

The Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence is backing the Crimestoppers scheme, which encourages residents to pass on information anonymously about forced labour exploitation.

Strategic co-ordinator Martin Lakeman said: "We all have a responsibility to tackle human trafficking and the forum - with its remit to challenge domestic abuse and sexual violence - thoroughly supports this campaign."

"Raising awareness of what to look for is key as the victims are often unseen by society and members of the public may not realise that they are seeing victims of labour exploitation, and those controlling them, in different environments as they go about their daily business. The victims of forced labour are often the most vulnerable in our society and the effects of servitude and suffering can be devastating."

For free confidential information and advice, visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/wfada or call 0800 980 3331.

Share This

Popular »

1 Singing praises of brain op doctors

2 Exciting vision for Shrub Hill revealed

3 The Hive on course to reach million milestone

4 Cinderella an unmissable festive treat

5 City Council election results in full

More news »

Woman sexually assaulted in park

A WOMAN in her 20s was sexually assaulted

Drivers targeted by fake gold fraudsters

DRIVERS have been warned not to buy fake

This week's letters to the editor

Re: Smokers offered incentives to kick habit (The

LEADER'S COLUMN - Simon Geraghty

AT WORCESTER City Council thoughts are firmly focused

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

TODAY (or thereabouts) marks the 450th birthday of Stratford's most ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Bromsgrove and Rubery celebrates St George's Day

PATRIOTIC residents have been flying the flag this week to ...

Redditch Standard
Sheep stolen from Alvechurch

AN ELDERLY sheep was dragged from its paddock and stolen ...

Evesham Observer
Bishop's wife loses cancer battle

THE BISHOP of Worcester has asked for prayers for him ...