Social Justice

Tackling Modern Slavery

Bristol Cathedral is a member of the Anti-Slavery Partnership, which is a multi-agency group jointly chaired by Bristol City Council, Avon & Somerset Police and Unseen.

The partnership helps prevent slavery and exploitation and supports victims by raising awareness, sharing information and referring people who have been trafficked for help. The Anti-Slavery Partnership has a coordinator who can be contacted if you have concerns about trafficking in your community. Click here for more information.  If you have concerns that someone has been trafficked or local intelligence call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 states that

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.


Partner links:  

Bristol Refugee Rights - click here. 

Refugee action -  click here

For general information on local charities and support groups click here.  

For the Church of England's approach to anti-trafficking see here

Beloved, a local charity supporting to women working in massage parlours in Bristol and surrounding areas.

Unseen, a national charity working towards a world without slavery.

The Clewer Initiative was launched in 2016 as the Church of England’s response to modern slavery. It exists to mobilise the Church and communities to take action against modern slavery and works at varying levels with each of the Church of England’s 42 dioceses, either on community-based projects or by sharing learning and knowledge through its network.