Attorneys Angela Roff and Beth Klein are spearheading the formation of the Roaring Fork and Vail Valley Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. Our initial meeting will take place in June 2019. We will use these topics to create the the Task Force.
- What would you like your partnership to do?
- Provide strategic co-ordination for anti-slavery work in your area?
- Provide operational coordination for anti-slavery work in your area?
- Share information and resources?
- Increase understanding of the nature and scale of modern slavery in your area?
- Involve the wider community in anti-slavery activity?These different functions involve different types of partners and methods of engagement. For a partnership to function effectively and understand its priorities, it needs to have a clear idea of what the threat looks like in the local area.
- Have you considered inviting the following organisations?
- Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
- Local Authority services (e.g. Adult and Children’s Social Services, Local Authority Safeguarding Leads, Housing, Resilience and Emergency planning, Environmental Health)
- Fire and Rescue Services
- Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
- Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
- Immigration Enforcement/CFI
- Border Force
- Trading Standards
- Faith representatives
- National NGOs with local representation (e.g. Red Cross, Salvation Army)
- Local NGOs working on relevant areas.
- Business partners such as the local Chamber of Commerce
- How will your partnership engage with modern slavery survivors?
- How will you engage with the private sector?
- Are there existing partnerships/networks in your area or region that you should link with?
- Do you have Terms of Reference for the partnership (including expectations for member input, meeting frequency, and a dispute resolution process)?
- Who will co-ordinate the work of the partnership? Will a sole member coordinate the partnership or can this role be shared?
- Are information-sharing agreements in place between members?
- Are partners putting Modern Slavery transparency agreements in place?
- Do partners have procurement and commissioning policies in place?
- Have you thought about different funding sources that may be available to the partnership? Consider:
- grant funding for specific projects
- funding from statutory sources such as your Police and Crime Commissioner
- pooled budgets
- philanthropic funding
- What in-kind resources are available to the partnership? (consider offers of staff resources, student placements, loans of property assets, skills offers from NGOs and businesses.)
Strategy and action planning
- Have you developed a strategy for the work of the partnership?
- Do you have an action plan?
- Are you planning work on awareness raising?
- Are you planning work to support victims and survivors?
- How will you monitor and evaluate the work of the partnership?