Norwich church to offer people the chance to spot signs of modern slavery at summit

Witard Road where people will be able to attend a slavery summit at the weekend. Photo ; Steve Adams

Witard Road where people will be able to attend a slavery summit at the weekend. Photo ; Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Churchgoers in Norwich are going to be given a grounding into how to spot the signs of modern slavery at a special summit.

People attending the event, which takes place at Witard Road Baptist Church on Saturday, January 27, will be trained by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and advised how to report their concerns.

The police will also be at the event, co-hosted by the Church of England backed 'Clewer Initiative' and the Eastern Baptist Association.

Kevin Hyland, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, said 'By informing those who are in a position to identify and support victims of this brutal crime, I am confident that the church is living up to its potential in defending the oppressed and overcoming injustice.'

The event takes place between 10am and 2.15pm.

To contact the church call 01603 701502.