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Launch Event: SIFA Fireside Adult Modern Slavery Pathway

Launch Event: SIFA Fireside Adult Modern Slavery Pathway

Launch Event: SIFA Fireside Adult Modern Slavery Pathway

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Join for the launch of the SIFA Fireside Adult Modern Slavery Pathway - the result of a year-long collaboration between SIFA Fireside Adult Support Hub, 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 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

Joining information

Wed, 19 January 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 GMT

Register via Eventbrite

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

Please tweet along with us! @sifafireside #SIFAFireside

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