A council has pledged its support to a national charter which bids to tackle the scourge of modern slavery.
Councillors unanimously backed plans tabled in a motion by leader of the council, Cllr Ann Thompson, to sign up to the National Charter Against Modern Slavery.
More than 40 million people across the world are believed to be impacted by modern slavery. The figures are the highest ever, even surpassing those recorded during the height of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which formerly ended in the 19th Century.
Cllr Thompson said: “Modern slavery is one of the great evils of our time and could be impacting 13,000 people in the UK according to figures from the Home Office.
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