CARE: Christian Action, Research and Education

For what you believe
Open menu Close menu

New All Party Group on Modern Slavery Launched With CARE Support

Human Trafficking
23 October 2020
Stormont 1024x768 W Hsxq Po 1v

This week at the Northern Ireland Assembly, a new All Party Group on Modern Slavery was officially launched, with CARE providing the secretariat.

Joanne Bunting MLA is the new chair of the group and it's focus will be on working with other organisations and charities to reduce modern slavery in Northern Ireland and providing effective support for victims.

Northern Ireland has led the way when it comes to addressing modern slavery and was the first of the home nations to introduce tough new anti-trafficking laws in early 2015.

MLAs recently marked anti-slavery day by passing a motion which included support for Lord McColl's Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill.

That legislation is waiting for further debate time to be allocated to it in the House of Lords and CARE continues to campaign for it to become law.

There are now two All Party Groups at Stormont that CARE is privileged to support, the other one being the APG of Reducing Harms Associated with Gambling.

CARE Helps Launch New Mod­ern Slavery APG

Joanne Bunting MLA with CARE NI's Mark Baillie

Receive news from CARE each week

By signing up stay in touch you agree to receive emails from CARE. You can change your mailing preferences at any time either by getting in touch with CARE, or through the links on any of our emails.

Recent news in Human Trafficking


Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the greatest violations of human dignity. We are fighting for effective laws that will help victims get better support.

Find out more about the cause