Launch of the Sheffield Diocese Work on Modern Slavery

24th September 2018

Join us for an evening at Sheffield Cathedral exploring the issue of modern slavery.

The National Crime Agency have stated that there are cases of exploitation going on in every city in the UK, with tens and thousands of victims across the country, including in rural areas. How should the Church of England respond to this challenge? How can we raise awareness of the issue, prevent more people from being exploited, and care for the survivors?

The Diocese of Sheffield has signed up to be part of the Clewer Initiative, a three year project to enable Church of England dioceses and wider Church networks to develop strategies to detect modern slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care.

We will learn together about the global and local picture of modern slavery and also learn something of the great work already going on in Sheffield. There will be space to network with other delegates present, as we seek to generate interest and energy and think clearly and creatively about how we can work together on this issue.


  • Bishop Alistair Redfern, Chair of The Clewer Initiative, and someone who has been at the forefront of efforts to raise awarness of modern day slavery
  • Caroline Virgo, Project Officer from The Clewer Initiative
  • Lara Bundock, Founder and CEO of the Snowdrop Project
  • Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Light refreshments will be served at the end of the evening.

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