11 Mar

Modern Day Slavery: Collaborating to Tackle Exploitation

CIEH member: £99
Non-member: £149

York City Council, Housing Standards and Adaptations West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

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CIEH is proud to launch its first Modern Day Slavery Network Conference looking at strategies to work collaboratively with multi-agencies. Working with our Network members, this conference programme includes local, front-line speakers sharing best practice case studies and experiences, joined by speakers across the country who are leading the fight against modern slavery by working with stakeholders to effectively identify, rescue, support, rehabilitate people affected and prosecute offenders.

This conference will look at the key role Local Authorities play in tackling modern day slavery, hear how the issues around modern slavery are impacting front line staff and what they can do after identifying potential victims during their routine inspections on food, residential and business premises. 

Key topics include:

  • Lessons learnt from multi-agency rescue and recovery planning
  • Challenging Modern Slavery 
  • Combatting trafficking: Metropolitan Police collaborative approach

Who should attend:

  • Public Health Professionals
  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Metropolitan Police Officers
  • Youth Teams
  • Social Services


CPD: 5 Hours

Phil Brewer, Detective Chief Inspector currently leads the Metropolitan Police Modern Slavery & Kidnap Unit (MSKU), a team of 60 officers targeting organised criminal networks involved in slavery & trafficking. He joined the Met in 1990 and worked predominantly in North & East London. Phil has significant experience in tackling serious & organised crime, working on a number of dedicated proactive squads. He played a key role in the formation of the MSKU & has supported National Policing including representing the UK at Europol Trafficking Human Beings expert meetings. 

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Paul Gerrard spent twenty years in the UK Civil Service before becoming Policy and Campaigns Director at the world’s oldest co-operative business, the Co-op, in 2016. He leads their campaigning, ethics and sustainability work including on supporting survivors of slavery, which was recognised by the Stop Slavery award in 2017, and on tackling loneliness. Mr Gerrard is a Fellow of IEMA the global body of sustainability professionals.

Jon Hardwick

Jon Hardwick is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner currently working for Wirral Borough Council as the Lead Officer for the Public Health funded projects "Reducing the Strength and Custodians" - both have received national recognition winning the CIEH Excellence Award-Best Project 2017 and Phoenix Futures Partnership Award 2018. Hardwick has over 20 years' experience working within the Environmental Health Department following all aspects of the authorities Enforcement Policy. In October 2018 he and each partner were commended by Merseyside Police "for excellent partnership working and professional proficiency utilising a variety of disruption tactics to target organised crime groups in Wirral".

Joanne Moran

Joanne Moran has almost 30 years policing experience with the Merseyside Police and has held a variety of posts from Uniform Policing, CID and an Area Vice Squad. She has also spent her service in the Intelligence field including managing covert human sources and evaluating, sanitising and disseminating this intelligence. After a career break spent in Madrid due to family commitments Joanne returned to local Policing and to the licensing department of the Wirral area. She was eventually appointed as Wirral Areas single point of contact for licensing matters, child sexual exploitation and human trafficking with emphasis on joint agency working. 

photo of Dawn Welham

Dawn Welham, President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health FCIEH was appointed President-Elect of CIEH in July 2017 and following a 30-year career comes to the role with an in-depth knowledge of fresh food, grocery and retail sectors covering product development, store operations and global supply chains.

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