Churches and individuals are being asked to support The Clewer Initiative’s Safe Care Wash campaign which aims to combat modern slavery. 

After Easter all clergy will receive information about the campaign, which officially launches in June, with a request for support. An app is currently being developed which will help people to detect instances of slavery when having their car washed and to report their suspicions.

The Clewer Initiative is a three year project to enable dioceses and wider church networks to develop strategies to detect modern slavery in their communities and help provide victim support and care. The initiative forms part of the Church of England’s approach to eradicating modern slavery.

The Rt Revd Dr Alistair Redfern, as chair of the Clewer Initiative, has written to all bishops asking for their support and Bishop Chris is keen that we, in the Diocese of Truro, get behind it.

The Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern Letter

The Clewer Initiative