Published on February 10th, 2011 | by CCAT

CCAT Links With Other Like-Minded Groups

Sometimes we all need to be reminded that what we do is precious. We tend to take things for granted and forget that we have worked long and hard to achieve results until someone unexpected appears and shakes us back to sense. What were we thinking?
This is what happened to most of us at CCAT’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week. We needed someone from outside CCAT to remind us that the work we do makes a difference. We are grateful to our wonderful speakers, Denise Marshall from Eaves for Women, Andy Desmond from the Anti-Trafficking Consultants, and Liam Vernon from the UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) (see blog post from Nov 21) who were there to remind and reassure us that our work is setting an example for other London boroughs to follow.
However, I am not here to praise CCAT’s work. There is so much more to do and this is where we need dedicated and passionate members of the community to work with us to achieve even better results. The number of trafficked victims in Croydon might have decreased over the last few years, yet we all know what traffickers do best – moving victims around. Croydon is still affected by human trafficking. But so are most of the boroughs in London; and this is where we have to cooperate.
CCAT’s plan to work in collaboration with other London boroughs to combat traffficking in the city is now on its way. CCAT’s Chairman, Peter Cox met Act Slough this Monday to co-ordinate our activities and share knowledge and experience. Act Slough is a community group that combats trafficking and has a small yet dedicated team.
The good news is that there are a lot of passionate community groups and people out there who want to make a difference. This may sound insignificant to some in comparison to the size of the problem that we encounter in this country when it comes to human trafficking. However, it is definitely the start of something new, significant and precious.
Source:  Judit

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