West Midlands PCC co-hosts modern slavery conference

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is co-hosting a special event on modern slavery.

The all-day conference will detail a victim's journey from their first contact with the trafficker right through to rescue and aftercare.

Experts from the police, West Midlands Anti Slavery Network and more will share their knowledge and best practice.

The event - hosted by the PCC, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Anti Slavery Network and Barnardo's - will take place on Tuesday (18) at Tally Ho, Birmingham.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: "Modern slavery is a hidden crime lurking in the shadows of society. The best way to tackle it is to bring it out into the light and confront it head-on.

"This conference will include the top names in the fight against modern slavery. It will be invaluable for any organisation that may encounter victims, such as councils, paramedics and the fire service.

"As well as gaining a real insight into the victims' journey and sharing best practice, it will also be a great opportunity to highlight any gaps in our services and how we can improve.

"Together, we can eradicate slavery in the West Midlands."