Safer Six is Sandwell Council’s annual six-week autumn campaign across the six towns. Safer Six carry out high-profile work with the fire service, police and other organisations to promote crime prevention, safety and healthy living at a time of year when crime and anti-social behaviour can often rise.
This year’s campaign is Raising Awareness of Modern Slavery, a crime often hidden in plain sight.
A NHS Slavery Van will be taking part in raising awareness at the following locations:
• Rowley Regis: Saturday 29th September
Campaign launch and fun day 10.00 am – 1.00 pm Haden Cross Community Fire Station, Cradley Heath, Halesowen Rd, Cradley Heath B64 7JU
• Tipton: Thursday 11th October
10.00 am – 2.00 pm Asda Great Barr, Brickhouse Lane DY4 7HW
• West Bromwich: Monday 22nd October
10.00 am – 1.00 pm – outside Argos, 106-108 High Street, West Bromwich B70 7NN
• Oldbury: Thursday 25th October
10.00 am – 2.00 pm Oldbury Market Place, Freeth Street, B69 3DB
• Wednesbury: Tuesday 30th October
10.00 am – 1.00 pm Market place, Wednesbury WS10 7AY
• Smethwick: Monday 5th November
11.00 am – 2.00 pm Asda Windmill Lane, Cape Hill, B66 3EN
The Council would welcome partners across the area to join them at any of these local events to demonstrate their joint commitment in tackling the misery of slavery and human trafficking.
If you are able to go, please introduce yourself and your agency to a member of staff on the van. Feel free to gather information which you can take back to your organisations and share what you are doing or could do to help going forward. Council staff look forward to seeing you.