Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking Partners

Non Governmential Organisations (NGOs)

Engagement Group on Human Trafficking

On EU Anti-Trafficking Day 2012, the Justice Minister announced the establishment of an Engagement Group on Human Trafficking.  The purpose of the Engagement Group was to facilitate a partnership approach and joint working amongst Government Departments, statutory bodies,voluntary and community organisations and other agencies. 

The Engagement Group first met in December 2012 and membership was initially drawn from respondents to the Department’s consultation on legislative amendments to bring Northern Ireland into line with the EU Directive on Human Trafficking.  
The Engagement Group enables the pooling of knowledge and expertise across statutory and civil society groups.  It also provides an arena for the exchange of information and ideas and the sharing of best practice, as well as assisting in coordinating efforts to prevent duplication.  Through the Engagement Group, civil society groups work to assist Government and law enforcement agencies in responding to human trafficking and contribute to the development of human trafficking policy and programmes. 

The following organisations are represented on the Engagement Group;

Police Service Northern Ireland

South Tyrone Empowerment Project (STEP)

NI Law Centre  

Women's Aid  

Community Faiths' Forum  


Migrant Help 

Invisible Traffick  

Soroptomist International 

Police and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs)

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) 

Freedom Acts 

Belfast HSCT 


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