On the first day, we interviewed Rebecca Helme from Hestia; Sion Hall from The Pan Lancashire Anti-Slavery Partnership; Dan Pratt from Southend Against Modern Slavery; Fiona Kendall from Mediterranean Hope; Becca Faal, a safeguarding advisor for the Diocese of Gloucester; The Clewer Initiative’s chair Bishop Alastair Redfern as well as two of The Clewer Initiative's trainers, Hilary Lines and Bill Crooks.
We are excited about the insight and experience that these modern slavery activists bring to the project. Throughout the in-depth interviews, we asked them to share their stories and the experience they have had of working alongside victims and setting up projects. We also discussed some of the deeper, more systemic issues plus the value of partnership, safeguarding, therapeutic art, community resilience and awareness raising.
These interviews will now be boiled down into five short films which will form the basis of our Lent course.