West Yorkshire Anti-Slavery Partnership
The West Yorkshire Anti-Slavery Partnership (WYASP) is the strategic meeting framework for frontline organisations in West Yorkshire who may encounter incidents or matters involving modern slavery or human trafficking and exploitation. Since its creation in 2014, the WYASP has successfully brought together law enforcement, local government, public services, and NGOs for the delivery of a co-ordinated response to modern slavery, as well as the continued improvement of services for the safeguarding of victims. All five West Yorkshire districts are represented; Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale, all of which also have their own district-level forums.
The partnership is delivered by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire and you can find out more about PCC Mark Burns-Williamson’s commitment to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking at https://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/how-we-work/our-priorities/human-trafficking-and-modern-slavery.
"The West Yorkshire Anti-Slavery Partnership was created to champion good practise and collaboration across West Yorkshire and beyond. Our shared vision is a world without slavery in any form and the network continues to make a real difference in helping to bring the perpetrators of these abuses to justice as well as supporting survivors.”
Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner
“Multi-agency partnership working is essential if we are to tackle the complex crime of modern slavery, and provide the best support and protection for victims and survivors. The West Yorkshire Anti-Slavery Partnership is a leading example of how effective local partnerships, involving the widest range of frontline workers, can tackle exploitation at a grass-roots level and safeguard potential victims. As the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Partnership and with the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.”
Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton DBE QPM
Contact the WYASP
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