Modern Slavery: What Is It?

Modern Slavery: What Is It?

Welcome to the first in a new series of The Possibility Club podcasts looking in depth at the subject of modern slavery.

A challenging and sensitive subject, this short series will feature discussions between researchers, community practitioners, frontline service providers and more, exploring the reality and dispelling the myths of what modern slavery looks like in and around Sussex.

This series has been developed by always possible in collaboration with the University of Sussex and in each episode, we’ll highlight new perspectives in conversation with experts who bring a wealth of information and resources to build our understanding of this area.

To find out more about the whole programme, the free online events and The Possibility Club discussion circle - where people with an interest in the topic can share ideas and connect - visit the always possible website. Links relevant to this topic and the organisations we work with are included in the text underneath this podcast.

In this episode, always possible Associate Tony Dillon, introduces our four guest speakers who have all contributed to the podcast remotely answering the same five questions. Our guests are:

  • Sarah Braker from the Dept of Work and Pensions,
  • Mark Charlton from Sussex Police,
  • Elle Weaver from Together in Sussex
  • Tim Read from Brighton and Hove City Council

Each has a range of perspectives on modern slavery: what it looks like in the here and now, how to raise awareness, ways to uncover and disrupt these forms of criminal exploitation, and how to support victims.

To have future modern slavery podcasts download automatically to your smartphone or tablet hit the subscribe button on your favourite podcast app. You will also receive other episodes from The Possibility Club including the After Corona? series in which we look ahead at society and business beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, and the series Ageing Well - another collaboration between always possible and the University of Sussex.

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Changing The Conversation is an always possible podcast, created in collaboration with the University of Sussex with support from the Economic & Social Research Council. It is produced and edited by Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts.