How we contribute to our missionary parish

Our parish Anti-Trafficking group is a response to Pope Francis’ call for Catholics and law enforcement officers around the world to join together in the fight against human trafficking and modern day slavery. Human  trafficking happens here, “hidden in plain sight”, and we all have a duty to be aware.  Moreover we are all complicit in the poverty and exploitation that fuels human trafficking as Pope Francis tells us in Laudato Si

The Anti-Trafficking group started as an OLOTV parish based initiative and was taken under the umbrella of Caritas Salford in 2015.  It aims to raise awareness on the nature of human trafficking and educate people on how to spot the signs and how to inform the authorities.   A lot of the work we have done is within the Catholic Church and particularly within Salford diocesan churches and schools.  We have attempted to promote what we do via our parish model.

 The organisations  we partner or link with are:

Caritas Salford

Lancashire Police

The Pan Lancashire anti-Slavery Partnership

The Santa Marta Group

The Clewer Initiative

GMP Operation Challenger