Westminster Legal Policy Forum

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Next steps for tackling modern slavery

TO BE PUBLISHED November 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
his conference will examine the current priorities in the context of a range of recent developments - including the Government’s New Plan for Immigration, as well as the overhaul of the asylum system - and their implications on addressing modern slavery and supporting victims

The discussion also follows the recent commitment by the Government to review the 2014 Modern Slavery Strategy to ensure it is able to respond to evolving threats.

Delegates will have the opportunity to consider these developments alongside priorities for tackling modern slavery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role industry and business leaders can play in driving best practice and policy.

Overall, the conference will be an opportunity to consider options and next steps for improving:

  • the legislative and strategic framework, including asylum reform and the New Plan for Immigration 
  • safeguarding procedures and support for victims 
  • engagement with businesses and investors in tackling modern slavery, and reinforcing the effective use of modern slavery statements
  • tackling human rights abuses in supply chains domestically and transnationally


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by officials from the BEIS; the Care Quality Commission; the Home Office; and the Office of the Sentencing Council. Also due to attend are representatives from the Agencia and Medaille Trust; Black Country Women's Aid; British Land; Change Grow Live; City Hearts; Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; Poverty Alleviation Scholarships Foundation; Refugee Action York; RENATE; Sir Robert McAlpine; Stella Maris; St Mary's University; Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade; Trilateral Research; University of Liverpool; West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and West Sussex County Council.

Press passes have been reserved by representatives from Construction News.

For this conference, as is typical of our meetings, we expect speakers and other delegates to be an informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior officials from the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office and other relevant Departments, together with other stakeholders involved in tackling modern slavery in the UK, including senior representatives from law firms and all aspects of the criminal justice system, immigration and asylum support services, charities and campaign groups, local government, family and marriage mediators, businesses, police forces, social services, mental health support services, investment and wealth management companies, human rights campaigners, researchers from academia and higher education, as well as reporters from the national and trade media.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles