Diocese of Portsmouth

Modern Slavery


40.3 million people are being exploited worldwide

(The Global Slavery Index)

600,000-800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year

(UN Office on Drugs and Crime)

1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children

(International Labour organisation)

“We have a commitment to enable all people to flourish not merely to exist, to consider what serving better the needs of others will look like in our respective communities and to live out being a witness as the Body of Christ in the world today.”

Rev Edwina Fennemore
Liaison Lead Against Modern Slavery, Diocese of Portsmouth & Winchester

Edwina’s role as the Lead Liaison for our diocese, and as a member of The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership & the Lead link to the Clewer Initiative has now ended pending her move to Devon.

Please liaise with Ian Berry (below) for issues relating to The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership and for interim communication with the Clewer Initiative.

Ian Berry

Portsmouth Diocese Safeguarding Adviser and a member of The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership

Interested?

If you, are interested in becoming involved in the development, and with the implementation of the strategy, or would like more information about how you can get involved locally, please do get in touch via email.