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Sefton launches Mondern Slavery page to raise awareness of human trafficking

Sefton Council are joining local authorities around the country in marking Anti-Slavery Day on October 18.

Anti-Slavery Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, in a bid to encourage everyone to do what they can to address the problem.

To mark the annual awareness day, Sefton have launched a brand page on its website to help people identify signs of modern slavery as well as information on how to seek help to combat the issue.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “It is vitally important that we all work together as a community to identify, raise awareness of the horrors of modern slavery.

“It is estimated that there are 13,000 victims and survivors of modern slavery in the UK and there are some tell-tale signs to make it easy to identify.

“That’s why we’ve launched a dedicated page on our website to help identify these signs and signpost people to the right organisations who can help put an end to modern slavery.”

To find out more about how to tackle modern slavery visit www.sefton.gov.uk/modernslavery.