Pledge to become a Slavery Free Community

As leaders in Brighton & Hove we, the undersigned, commit to doing everything in our power to make our city free of modern slavery.  We will work proactively with national and local government, law enforcement agencies, business, the community and voluntary sector, faith bodies and our local communities to:


·        Demonstrate strong leadership for anti-slavery initiatives;

·        Raise awareness amongst our staff, associates and the people we service on a daily basis;

·        Train our staff to recognise and respond appropriately to potential signs of slavery;

·        Share intelligence and information to help detect slavery and ensure it cannot take root;

·        Support victims and survivors in our communities;

·        Remove slave-based labour from our supply chains;

·        Contribute to building a prosperous and slavery-free economy.



In this way Brighton & Hove stands in support of the United Nations Global Sustainable Goal 8.7 to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by 2030.

Dated: 24th September 2020                   


Cllr. Phelim Mac Cafferty

Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council


Cllr. Nancy Platts

Leader of the Labour Group


Cllr. Steve Bell

Leader of the Conservative Group


Geoff Raw

Chief Executive Officer