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Podcasts

During the 2020 lockdown, we started making and producing podcasts, as new way to help empower people to explore issues of social action and justice.

Published 18th May 2020 | Updated 11th May 2021

📷 Photo credit: Photo by Alphacolor via Unsplash

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We're delighted to host the 'Focus on Modern Slavery' podcast to highlight Modern Slavery in the UK and beyond!

Modern Slavery Podcast

It’s called ‘Focus on Modern Slavery’. The more people can recognise and report modern slavery, the more effectively we can safeguard victims and bring the traffickers to justice.

Slavery may be closer to you than you think. There could be victims of exploitation working in domestic servitude or forced labour on your street.

We want to use this podcast to raise awareness and empower our listeners by informing, sharing and educating through the interviews, discussions and conversations we will share with you.

We want to encourage one another that together, what ever circumstance we find ourselves in, we can change the narrative from one of indifference to making a difference!

Let us be courageous together and talk about modern slavery.

Season 3: Episode 1

We’re delighted to launch series 3 of our podcast series ’Focus on Modern Slavery’!

Debbie talks to Lara Bundock, CEO and Founder of the Snowdrop Project back in July 2020, just after the first UK national lockdown.

In this episode, Lara chats to Debbie Huxton, TCT’s Modern Slavery Campaigner with Lichfield Diocese Mothers’ Union. They reflect together on how Lara founded the Snowdrop Project with her friend and now Heap of Operations – Rachel Medina. They discuss how it has grown, and the pressures this causes, but also the joys. Lara also talks about her national advocacy role and what it is like to lead one of the UK’s most innovative supporters of Modern Slavery Survivors. They discuss the importance of values and how to challenge things in love and kindness and share practical tips to start impacting against Modern Slavery. Enjoy!

Listen now via https://anchor.fm/transforming... or your favourite podcast app 👍

Helpful links mentioned:

https://snowdropproject.co.uk/

www.antislavery.org/what-we-do/uk/anti-trafficking-monitoring-group/

Season 2: Episode 4

This is a real treat for you as we mark Anti-Slavery Day 2020!

Debbie is joined by James Henderson from TCT in conversation with Wendy Simms and Piotr Pula, who are on the frontline of fighting Modern Slavery in Sandwell, with Sandwell Council and Slavery Free Sandwell. Within a few days of Piotr attending a Modern Slavery awareness training, he was able to identify two victims of modern slavery, which led to the largest slavery network in which over 400 victims of slavery were forced into about by a Organised crime Group.

Season 2: Episode 3

Join Debbie in conversation with Amber Cagney, the Development Manager at West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network.
Amber has set up and runs a Big Lottery funded ‘place of safety’ for identified male survivors of modern slavery for the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network, is developing a resource centre and identifying future opportunities for the network. Amber sits on the Modern Slavery Strategy Implementation Group for Victim Care and Support and the Home Office’s multi-agency assurance panel of independent professionals who have experience and expertise in working with survivors of modern slavery to add an additional layer of scrutiny to all negative ‘conclusive grounds’ decisions across the UK.
Previous work history includes a National Referral Mechanism (NRM) subcontractor of the Salvation Army in various roles from caseworker to accommodation manager, both directly supporting survivors of modern slavery to access their rights and entitlements and developing and managing safe houses and their staff teams.

Amber has a passion for improving survivor support, developing best practise guidance and training for professionals to improve the challenges that survivors and frontline organisations face and ensuring survivors of modern slavery are consulted and involved in development to ensure services are designed with their expertise and experience at their core.
Debbie and Amber mention taking your Slavery Footprint. You can do this at http://slaveryfootprint.org/my...

Season 2: Episode 2

In this episode, Debbie Huxton - Modern Slavery Campaigner for Transforming Communities Together, with Lichfield Diocese Mothers' Union talks to Bryn Frere-Smith – Founder of Blue Bear Coffee Co about his anti-slavery work and his passion for justice and eradicating modern slavery and exploitation.

Bryn is an ex Police Officer who left the force in 2014 to pursue a career in private security. After four years of working as a bodyguard for a number of high-profile clients, he took a sabbatical to volunteer for a human rights agency investigating the trafficking of children in the Dominican Republic. His experience investigating human trafficking led him to start an ethical business designed to support coffee growing communities, whilst using its profits to support organisations fighting human trafficking and caring for survivors.

Bryn is also the host of The Justice & Coffee Podcast and the Head of Security for the anti-trafficking NGO Justice and Care.
Web: www.bluebearcoffee.com
Pod: https://bluebearcoffee.com/the... - Coffee lovers with a heart for justice.

Debbie also encourages you to take your Slavery Footprint at http://slaveryfootprint.org/my...

Season 2: Episode 1

We're delighted to welcome Robin as our first 'Focus on Modern Slavery' podcast guest! He is a good friend to Transforming Communities Together, working with us as a Consultant and as West Midlands Anti Slavery Network Executive Director.
In the first part of a wide ranging conversation with Debbie Huxton, our Modern Slavery Campaigner (with Lichfield Diocese Mothers' Union and the Clewer Initiative), we start to explore what has driven Robin in his work in Modern Slavery? What are his values and what is the role of mentoring and authenticity.
We really hope you enjoy these podcasts. If you have any feedback, or ideas for future podcasts, please get in touch via our producer.
We want to use this podcast to raise awareness and empower our listeners by informing, sharing and educating through the interviews, discussions and conversations we will share with you.
We want to continue to encourage one another that together, what ever circumstance we find ourselves in, we can change the narrative from one of indifference to making a difference!
Let us be courageous together and talk about modern slavery.

Season 1: Episode 1

We've launched a new podcast - Focus on Modern Slavery!
The more people can recognise and report modern slavery, the more effectively we can safeguard victims and bring the traffickers to justice. Slavery may be closer to you than you think. There could be victims of exploitation working in domestic servitude or forced labour on your street.
We want to use this podcast to raise awareness and empower our listeners by informing, sharing and educating through the interviews, discussions and conversations we will share with you.
We want to continue to encourage one another that together, what ever circumstance we find ourselves in, we can change the narrative from one of indifference to making a difference!
Let us be courageous together and talk about modern slavery.

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FAITH AND FINANCE CONVERSATION
Faith and Finance event

Faith and Finance

This series of talks, recorded as part of our online 'Faith and Finance' workshop in April 2020, faith leaders for the Sikh, Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths share how their faith view affects their values and practice with money.

This is an initiative co-designed by our Just Finance Black Country and Black Country Near Neighbours teams.

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Somedays we all need encouraging.

Beautiful Moments

Somedays we all need encouraging. This podcast is for those days, beautiful moments of reflection and the occasional conversation to inspire and uplift you the listener.

In these short recordings, Debbie shares from her Christian Faith a message to bless and encourage people.