Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership wants to raise awareness about modern slavery and human trafficking.
These harrowing issues were the subject of a recent presentation to PCSP members by PSNI Detective Constable Heather Flanigan.
Following a request from PCSP Chairperson Councillor Oliver McMullan, the virtual meeting held on Thursday 6th May was an opportunity for the partnership to learn more about the issues and legislation which exists to protect victims.
Speaking afterwards, Councillor McMullan said: “The PCSP is committed to playing its part in keeping people safe and this extends to all types of criminality.
“In many cases, modern slavery and human trafficking is taking place in plain sight and for this reason we all need to be vigilant.
“If something doesn’t look right it should be reported to the Police. We must work together to create a safe environment where we can all live freely and without fear.”
If you need help or you think someone may be a victim of slavery or exploitation you can call the confidential Modern Slavery Helpline, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, on 08000 121 700.