Book Now - Launch Event: Adult Modern Slavery Pathway 19 January 22

two people speaking at a desk Published: 22nd Dec 2021

A partnership with the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network and Birmingham City Council

In response to a growing understanding of the relationship between homelessness and modern slavery, and increasing numbers of exploitation concerns in their client base, the SIFA Fireside Adult Support Hub (the central hub for homeless and vulnerably housed adults in Birmingham) embarked on an innovative piece of partnership work in January 2021 with the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network and Birmingham City Council.

The result is a robust pathway for homeless adults experiencing exploitation, and the first modern slavery ‘front door’ in Birmingham for adults – leading the way in the city’s approach to modern slavery. The pathway is accompanied by a practical modern slavery casework toolkit for frontline caseworkers, a briefing paper which outlines the development and impact of this piece of work, and a free national template that can be adapted in other areas.

Join us on the 19th January, 10am – 11am, as we discuss the development of this work; next steps for Birmingham and SIFA Fireside, and how this partnership approach is already improving safeguarding and support options for adult survivors of exploitation.  

To formally launch the pathway, toolkit, and accompanying briefing, SIFA Fireside is delighted to bring together a panel including:

  • Carly Jones, CEO, SIFA Fireside
  • Nicole Morris, Anti-Slavery and Homelessness Development Officer, West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network & SIFA Fireside
  • Nick Walton, Victim Safeguarding Pathways Coordinator, West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network
  • Morgan Mead, Modern Slavery Coordinator, Birmingham City Council.
  • Register here

    For any queries ahead of the event, please email modern.slavery@birmingham.gov.uk