Anti-slavery coordinator tells conference delegates to help in the fight against exploitation and forced labour

The anti-slavery coordinator for Wales has admitted there could be cases of modern slavery within the Welsh social care sector. He called on delegates at the National Social Services Conference to be his deputies in the fight against exploitation and forced labour in all sectors.

Stephen Chapman told attendees: “We probably have [modern slavery], dare I say it, in social care.” He explained: “Procurement directors put contracts out and do it all properly with sealed bids and everything. As far as they are concerned they have done it all [correctly] but they don’t know or follow up on who is actually providing [services] and how many sub contracts [there are].

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