New UK modern slavery findings
New findings from The Salvation Army show an increase in the number of modern slavery victims being referred to them for support.
Its report provides an overview of the SA’s work since it began running the Government contract for victim support in 2011/2012. Over the six years, there has been a 300 per cent increase from 378 in 2011/2012 to 1,554 people 2016/2017.
According to the report, 48 per cent of victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation, 39 per cent for labour exploitation and 13 per cent for domestic servitude with one individual trafficked for organ removal. While almost half of victims were referred from London, other referrals were received from across England and Wales, showing it is a nationwide problem and that citizens need to look out for the signs.
Bearwood is a bustling, vibrant area, just over the border of Birmingham and within the borough of Sandwell, part of the famous ‘Black Country’. It is a meeting point for people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, life experiences and ages with rich histories, which are reflected in our church congregation.
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BEARWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH aims to be friendly, welcoming and inclusive;
centred around the love of God revealed through Jesus.
OUR DESIRE is to express this through our worship of God and our service and care, for one another and for those in the community around us.
OUR INTENTION is to reflect the love and grace of God to all whom we meet.
WE SEEK to follow Jesus, and encourage others to follow Him too.
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