Hitchin event aims to lift lid on human trafficking and modern slavery

Caritas is holding the event Slaves On Our Doorsteps to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery. Picture: Caritas Westminster

Caritas is holding the event Slaves On Our Doorsteps to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery. Picture: Caritas Westminster

Archant

Would you know if there were a slave next door? That’s the question that will be asked in Hitchin at an awareness evening.

The event, run by the Diocese of Westminster’s social action agency Caritas, aims to help people recognise the signs of human trafficking and modern slavery.

The evening at Our Lady church hall, in Nightingale Road, will be introduced by Caritas chairman Bishop Paul McAleenan. There will be spekers from police and anti-slavery charities.

A Caritas spokeswoman said: “The event will deliver practical advice on recognising the signs of human trafficking and why it is so vital that members of the community become the eyes and ears of the police.”

The free event is from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday, May 1, with refreshments from 6.30pm.

To book a place call 020 7931 6077, look up Slaves on our Doorsteps on Eventbrite or email caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk.

More news stories

Yesterday, 18:37

Millions of people all over the UK and beyond celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday – and our corner of the world was no different.

Yesterday, 17:25

With the “biggest timetable shake-up in history” now upon us, reporter Georgia Barrow spent the morning commuting to London on the Great Northern line to see first-hand whether passengers’ concerns about the changes held true.

Yesterday, 15:59

The best in years – that was the general feeling yesterday at Hitchin’s Walsworth Festival.

Yesterday, 14:54

A moped rider was airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries after a crash involving a car near Stevenage yesterday.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter