The Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership brings together more than 100 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
To support partners in Hertfordshire, the Modern Slavery SPOC Directory (Hertfordshire) is now available. If you would like to access this directory, then please email the HMSP Coordinator: [email protected].
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.
From May 2017-March 2020, the Partnership was led by a modern slavery focused strategic Steering Group, overseeing subject focused subgroups
Since March 2020, the Partnership has been led by the Serious and Organised Crime Partnership Board (SOC PB), in collaboration with the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board and the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership. The following operational and strategic groups fulfill Partnership priorities and actions:
- Joint Safeguarding Learning and Development Group
- Strategic Safeguarding Adolescents Group (SSAG)
- Adult Modern Slavery Task and FInish Group
- Modern Slavery Crime Review Board
- Modern Slavery Law Enforcement and Partnership Learning Group
- Community Safety Manager’s Meeting
For more information on governance changes, see the HMSP Governance Summary Document 2020.
Report a concern
If you have concerns that someone is being exploited, or suspect modern slavery/human trafficking, call 08000 121 700 (National 24h Helpline) or report online.
The specialist helpline is confidential and independent, with access to translation services for over 200 languages.
Even if you are unsure, report your concerns.
In an emergency, call 999.
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. The Partnership will be undertaking activities in line with the new HMSP Action Plan 2020-2021 (Summary).
Previous Action Plans, Reports & Outcomes:
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.