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Slavery thrives because it’s hidden: we need to learn to ask questions, says CofE bishop

The CofE bishop who is leading the Church’s efforts to help to tackle modern slavery has called for ‘improvement in police practice’ in the wake of a highly critical report which found that police are failing in the area.

A new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services found that police forces are failing to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking because the cases are too difficult and senior officers believe the public lack sympathy for the victims.

Derb 1aVictims are not always identified and investigations are closed prematurely, according to the report.

The Bishop of Derby, Alastair Redfern, told Christian Today: ‘This report is a wake-up call and a challenge not just to the police, but to all of us.

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