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The Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership brings together more than 40 statutory and non-statutory partners from across the county to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery in all its forms.

This multi-agency group is made up of representatives from Hertfordshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office for Hertfordshire, Shiva Foundation, Hertfordshire Constabulary, District & Borough Councils, NHS Trusts, charities, government agencies and more.

It was established to provide a strategic meeting framework for Hertfordshire to raise awareness, share information and proactively work together to ensure a consistent and robust approach to tackling modern slavery; utilising this shared strategy and resulting action plans to achieve a set of shared aims and objectives.

Partnership aims are achieved through the voluntary commitment of member agencies to work together effectively in support of an agreed vision and strategic approach. The partnership’s work is overseen by the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Board (CSB).

Contact the Partnership

Who are the partner members?

  • British Red Cross
  • Charis Tiwala
  • Children’s Society
  • Citizens’ Advice
  • Clewer Initiative
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Department for Work & Pensions
  • Diocese of St Albans
  • District and borough councils
  • Eastern Region Special Operations Unit
  • Environment Agency
  • Gangmaster & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
  • Hertfordshire Beacon
  • Hertfordshire Constabulary
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Hertfordshire Trading Standards
  • Herts Fire and Rescue Service
  • Herts Young Homeless
  • Hertsmere Leisure Children’s Centre
  • HM Immigration
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Home Office
  • Lay members and victims’ advocates
  • Medaille Trust
  • Mind in Mid Herts
  • New Hope
  • NHS Hospital trusts
  • Panshanger Church
  • Police & Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
  • Public Health Hertfordshire
  • Salvation Army
  • Shiva Foundation
  • St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge
  • UK Visas & Immigration
  • We Do Stories



Alongside the Partnership, Operation Tropic was launched by Hertfordshire Constabulary as a dedicated police unit to coordinate the response to modern slavery in Hertfordshire. The unit took the lead on training local stakeholders from April 2017 to March 2019.

Governance structure

A strategic Steering Group leads the partnership, agreeing actions which are implemented by sub groups working on:

  • support for victims
  • tactical and operational response


Strategy 2018-2021: Tackling Modern Slavery Together

The Strategy 2018 – 2021: Tackling Modern Slavery Together (PDF, 889kb)  and its corresponding action plans provide the direction for the partnership to achieve its agreed aims and objectives.

Take a look at a summary of the HMSP Strategy and Action Plan (PDF, 48kb).


Awareness training

From April 2017-March 2019, the Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership delivered awareness training on modern slavery and human trafficking to nearly 2000 local professionals in Hertfordshire

Professionals across law enforcement, health and social services, community protection and more were trained on how to spot the signs of modern slavery/human trafficking, report potential cases and respond in their communities.

Training Materials and Resources

External Training


More information on training and relevant resources can be accessed here


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