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The Partnership

The Modern Slavery Partnership for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is a multi-agency partnership. It is chaired and facilitated by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

Governance is provided to the Modern Slavery Partnership from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police Local Criminal Justice Board.


Our Vision

To make Hampshire and the Isle of Wight a safe place, free from modern slavery, a supportive place for victims, and a hostile environment for perpetrators

Our objectives

Read our full strategy
Please note the strategy document may not be suitable for users of assistive technologies. If you require this document in another format, please email the MSP coordinator with your request.


Who we are

Apostleship of the Sea
Apostleship of the Sea is a Catholic charity supporting seafarers worldwide. They provide practical and pastoral care to all seafarers including volunteer ship visits. Apostleship of the sea raises awareness around forced labour in the fishing industry and promotes seafarer’s rights and values.
Barnardo’s is a UK charity that provides services for vulnerable children, young people and families. The Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service (ICTGS) which is covered in Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act (2015) and enables specialist support workers to:

  • Build trusting relationships with all trafficked children to help them build a positive future.
  • Help children navigate the criminal justice, immigration and social care systems.
  • Provide practical support, such as help with housing, medical needs and education
  • Offer emotional and psychological support through therapeutic sessions.
  • Train professionals working with children so they can spot the signs of trafficking, know how to support trafficked children and minimise the potential for children to be re-trafficked.

Further information on the role of the ICTG and a referral form is on their website. All potentially trafficked children across the Home Office operating sites must be referred to the ICTG Service.

British Red Cross
The British Red Cross is the United Kingdom body of the worldwide neutral and impartial humanitarian network the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This organisation supports trafficked people through programmes (e.g. Your Space) and reception centres that provide accommodation, food, clothes, first aid emotional support.

Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth
Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth provides church governance across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire and the Channel Islands. Outreach services are provided such as pastoral care and chaplaincies which are beneficial to victims of modern slavery.

Church of England, Diocese of Portsmouth
The Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth provides church governance across the South-east of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  The diocese is divided into seven deaneries, each of which co-ordinates the mission and ministry of parishes in their area. The diocese is made up of over 11,000 worshippers in the 139 Church of England parishes. Live, pray, serve is the motto of the Diocese of Portsmouth. It expresses how it seek to equip people to live as disciples of Christ; to pray, individually and together as worshipping communities; and to serve their local neighbourhoods and society together.

The Diocese is a participating member of the Clewer Initiative which aims to develop strategies to detect modern slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care.

Church of England Diocese of Winchester
The Church of England Diocese of Winchester stretches from Bournemouth to the edges of Surrey suburbia, and from the River Hamble to the outskirts of Newbury, the area covers 1048 square miles with a population of 1.27m. Whilst much of the diocese is rural, there are significant urban concentrations in Southampton, Eastleigh, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Andover and Basingstoke. Our aim is to live the mission of Jesus through three dimensions of discipleship:

  • Passionate personal spirituality
  • Pioneering faith communities
  • Prophetic global citizenship. We work with others to support the common good of all people, challenging injustice and linking with Christians across the globe to see God’s will done on earth.

The Winchester rule of life – loving, living and serving – is a framework for sharing God’s life in aspects of life: as individuals, as Christian communities and in wider society.
Winchester Mission Action is shaped by the life and work of Jesus. We are active participants in helping to renew our society and address the concerns of our cities, towns and villages across Hampshire and East Dorset.

The Diocese is a participating member of the Clewer Initiative, which aims to develop strategies to detect modern slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care

Clewer Initiative
The Clewer Initiative enables the Church of England dioceses and wider church networks to raise awareness of modern slavery, identify victims and to help provide victim support and care. With funding secured for a further ten years, it will be developing a new strategy during 2020 which builds from the base established during 2017- 2020. Information about participating dioceses and resources are available through the website and local liaison through Diocesan Leads.

Crimestoppers is an independent crime-fighting charitable organisation in the UK. It allows people to call anonymously or give information about crime via the Anonymous Online Form.

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is the principal public agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales. Under section 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, a person commits an offence if they:

  • Arrange or facilitate the travel of another person (V) with a view to V being exploited.
  • It is irrelevant whether the victim consents to the travel (whether V is an adult or child).
  • Arrange or facilitates V’s travel by recruiting V, transporting V or transferring, harbouring or receiving V, or transferring or exchanging control over V.

England Illegal Money Lending Team
The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) investigate and prosecute illegal money lenders while supporting those who have borrowed money from a loan shark. The organisation also works with primary and secondary schools to deliver financial information.
Gangmasters Licensing Authority
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (formerly Grandmasters Licensing Authority) is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) governed by an independent board made up of a chair and six members. Their role is to protect vulnerably and exploited workers through human trafficking, forced labour and illegal labour provision.

Hampshire Constabulary
The Hampshire Constabulary is a territorial police force responsible for policing the counties of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in South East England. In the Force Control Strategic Assessment 2017/18, modern slavery and human trafficking was identified as priority and HC continues to tackle this issue by partnering with the Modern Slavery Partnership.

Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council governs the majority of Hampshire in England. The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) provides triage and multi-agency assessment of safeguarding concerns of vulnerable adults and children.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is an active member of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership, which aims to make Hampshire a supportive place for victims and a hostile place for perpetrators of slavery.

Hampshire & IOW Safeguarding Teams
The Hampshire and IOW Safeguarding teams provide support for vulnerable adults and children by using the MASH assessment (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub).
Hampshire Safeguarding Board
Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership consists of many agencies that aim to provide effective safeguarding for vulnerable children. By using the child-centred approach, these agencies’ services will be effective due to a clear understanding of the needs and views of not only the children but the parents/carers.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government responsible for the collection of taxes, the payment of some forms of state support and the administration of other regimes including the national minimum wage.

Home Office
The Home Office is the ministerial department of Her Majesty’s Government of the UK. It is responsible for immigration, security and law and order. HM has written a range of reports on modern slavery including the annual reports, National Referral Mechanism (NRM) statistics and modern slavery strategies.
Isle of Wight County Council
The Isle of Wight Council is a unitary authority covering the Isle of Wight near the south coast of England. The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) provides triage and multi-agency assessment of safeguarding concerns of vulnerable adults and children.
Medaille Trust
The Medaille Trust is a UK-based charity founded by several Catholic Congregations. Its main aim is to bring restoration and freedom to victims of human trafficking.
National Crime Agency
The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime, protecting the public by targeting and pursuing those criminals who pose the greatest risk to the UK. NCA’s Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) provides advice and guidance to law enforcement on how to deal with modern slavery cases. The unit also provides victim support via multi-agency reception centres.
The National Health Service (NHS) is the public healthcare system of the United Kingdom. The NHS fully supports the government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking and supporting victims.

NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the main planner and commissioner of health services in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth City Council
Portsmouth City Council is the local authority for the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. The council is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and to ensuring that the services it commissions are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church and an international charitable organisation. The organisation provides specialist support for all adult victims of modern slavery including legal advice, healthcare, counselling, educational opportunities, financial support and support in obtaining employment and housing.

South East Strategic Partnership for Migration
The South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM) provides leadership co-ordination and advisory function for migration in the South East. The partnership supports the battle against modern slavery by creating workshops and a brief film about how to spot and report the signs of modern slavery.
Southampton City Council
Southampton City Council is the local authority of the city of Southampton. The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) provides triage and multi-agency assessment of safeguarding concerns of vulnerable adults and children.
Stop the Traffik
Stop the Traffik is a campaign coalition which aims to bring an end to human trafficking worldwide. They created the STOP APP which enables the public to anonymously report any suspicious activities related to modern slavery and human trafficking from their mobile phone.

Staff Line
Staff Line Group provides recruitment, outsourced human resource services and skills training in the UK. The organisation has strict policies and procedures in place to ensure the consistent monitoring of our workforce for the signs of human trafficking and labour exploitation.

Two Saints
Two Saints is a senior housing association that provides a house for vulnerable people. Housing is provided across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with services including Housing First (supporting the Homeless) and supporting refugees with resettlement and tenancy management.