‘How would you feel in their shoes?’

Luton's first human trafficking workshop was organised by Myrna Loy (right) and Dollin Holt of BBCS4Luton
Luton's first human trafficking workshop was organised by Myrna Loy (right) and Dollin Holt of BBCS4Luton

Luton’s inaugural human trafficking workshop was held at Lewsey Learning Centre on Tuesday (March 24).

It attracted representatives from the Home Office’s Border Force, Women’s Aid, Luton Borough Council, East Luton Children’s Service and young people’s homeless charity LAMP.

Delegates were shown three five-minute films of trafficked victims and asked to imagine being in their shoes.

Organiser Myrna Loy of BBCS4Luton (BlackBright Community Services for Luton) said: “We invited them to record their emotions and empathise with the people on screen.”

The purpose was to encourage those attending to become more sensitive to signs and signals from potential victims and refer them to the appropriate authorities.

Methods of stopping perpetrators were also discussed.

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