Formation of the Roaring Fork and Vail Valley Task Force

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.

Function

  1. 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.

Membership

  1. Have you considered inviting the following organisations?
    • Police
    • 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)
    • NHS
    • Immigration Enforcement/CFI
    • Probation
    • HMRC
    • 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
  2. How will your partnership engage with modern slavery survivors?
  3. How will you engage with the private sector?
  4. Are there existing partnerships/networks in your area or region that you should link with?

Governance

  1. Do you have Terms of Reference for the partnership (including expectations for member input, meeting frequency, and a dispute resolution process)?
  2. Who will co-ordinate the work of the partnership? Will a sole member coordinate the partnership or can this role be shared?
  3. Are information-sharing agreements in place between members?
  4. Are partners putting Modern Slavery transparency agreements in place?
  5. Do partners have procurement and commissioning policies in place?

Resourcing

  1. 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
  2. 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

  1. Have you developed a strategy for the work of the partnership?
  2. Do you have an action plan?
  3. Are you planning work on awareness raising?
  4. Are you planning work to support victims and survivors?
  5. How will you monitor and evaluate the work of the partnership?

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Beth Klein is an attorney, leadership trainer and writer. Beth empowers people through the practice of law, seminars and writings. She speaks about kindness, making the world a better place, foreign affairs, technology, treaties, terrorism, and beauty, music, science, and play. In 2018 she is committed to a kinder world, and she "uses her powers for good."

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