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Diocesan Modern Slavery event

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This diocesan training event builds on the success of previous events raising awareness of modern slavery. Includes speakers and act of worship.

More details and event registration are here on Eventbrite:

The Diocese of Portsmouth is hosting an event focused on supporting survivors of modern slavery linking to the Cathedral’s annual theme of TIME.

‘A local and global event focusing on supporting survivors towards a place of restoration and hope’.

Recognising the importance of partnership work, this one-day conference brings together organisations from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership with others who enable victims of modern slavery to start the process of recovery and rehabilitation. Partners will offer insight through local and national stories, describe the kind of support that is currently provided, where there are gaps and further opportunities for strengthening support. Faith communities have an integral part to play within this agenda.

Our speakers include:

Barnardo’s: Supporting young people through the service (Hampshire).

Love 146: Support through foster care, safe accommodation programme, offering support ‘for as long as it takes.’

Police: Modern slavery in Hampshire, types, arrests, local stories, working in partnership, 48-hour initial places of safety/ Survivor Reception Centres.

Medaille Trust: Supporting survivors through safe accommodation/ NRM process

The Co-op: The Bright Future Project in partnership with City Hearts, case studies (North)

The Church: Practical support, pastoral support/ chaplaincies

The Clewer Initiative: Community Mobilisation course and realising your potential.

With input from:

¨ Health practitioners

¨ The Red Cross

¨ Department for International Development



This event is open to anyone interested in gaining greater awareness of modern slavery, and in particular the aspect of survivor support.

It is key for those working in partner organisations, for those wanting to enhance their knowledge about what support is available, and to strengthen the relationships between organisations who are already delivering these services.




What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is no designated parking at the Cathedral. The Cathedral is a 15 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station, or a short taxi ride. Portsmouth also has a Park and Ride system, see where to park here.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Send us an email at and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Will there be refreshments available?

There will be tea and coffee during breaks throughout the day, and lunch will be provided. Please let us know any dietary requirements when you register.

Earlier Event: June 4
Holy Communion
Later Event: June 4
Choral Evensong