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University of Liverpool team author first Policy Brief for the Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre

Professor Alex Balch, Helen Bryant, and Olly Kennedy have produced a Policy Brief for the Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre.

This Policy Brief examines the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on identification of potential victims and underlying patterns of modern slavery.

It considers barriers to identification and experiences and lessons learned by First Responders, who are the authorised individuals and organisations that refer potential victims.

Given the continuing impacts of the pandemic into 2021, the Policy Brief outlines lessons learned for understanding the nature and scale of modern slavery in the UK, opportunities for policymakers and practitioners in developing their response to new patterns and trends, and recommendations for the collection and presentation of NRM data.

Read the full policy brief on the Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre's website.

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