Partnerships Checklist

Our checklist will help you to review your partnership needs, and highlight relevant resources on this site.

 

Function

  1. What would you like your partnership to do?
    • Provide strategic co-ordination for anti-slavery work in your area?
    • Provide operational coordination for anti-slavery work in your area?
    • Share information and resources?
    • Increase understanding of the nature and scale of modern slavery in your area?
    • Involve the wider community in anti-slavery activity?
    These different functions involve different types of partners and methods of engagement. See our governance page for examples of different types of multi-agency partnership.
    For a partnership to function effectively and understand its priorities, it needs to have a clear idea of what the threat looks like in the local area. For example, Serious and Organised Crime Partnerships are encouraged to produce a Serious and Organised Crime local profile.

Membership

  1. Have you considered inviting the following organisations?
    • Police
    • Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
    • Local Authority services (e.g. Adult and Children’s Social Services, Local Authority Safeguarding Leads, Housing, Resilience and Emergency planning, Environmental Health)
    • Fire and Rescue Services
    • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
    • Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
    • NHS
    • Immigration Enforcement/CFI
    • Probation
    • HMRC
    • Border Force
    • Trading Standards
    • Faith representatives
    • National NGOs with local representation (e.g. Red Cross, Salvation Army)
    • Local NGOs working on relevant areas.
    • Business partners such as the local Chamber of Commerce
    Our resources section on involving communities includes tips on engaging a wide range of partners including businesses, faith bodies, and NGOs.
  2. How will your partnership engage with modern slavery survivors?
    Our resources section on supporting victims and survivors includes advice on involving survivors in your work.
  3. How will you engage with the private sector?
    See our resources section on involving communities for advice on engaging businesses.
  4. Are there existing partnerships/networks in your area or region that you should link with? e.g. a Strategic Migration Partnership, Community Safety Partnership, Serious and Organised Crime local partnerships, or Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH).
    See iascmap.nottingham.ac.uk to find your nearest anti-slavery partnership. See our governance section for examples of accountability frameworks.

Governance

  1. Do you have Terms of Reference for the partnership (including expectations for member input, meeting frequency, and a dispute resolution process)?
    See our governance section for examples.
  2. Who will co-ordinate the work of the partnership? Will a sole member coordinate the partnership or can this role be shared?
    See our maximising funds section for more ideas.
  3. Are information-sharing agreements in place between members?
    See our governance section for examples.
  4. Are partners putting Modern Slavery transparency agreements in place?
    See our governance section for links to examples.
  5. Do partners have procurement and commissioning policies in place?
    See our governance section for links to training and good practice advice.

Resourcing

  1. Have you thought about different funding sources that may be available to the partnership? Consider:
    • grant funding for specific projects
    • funding from statutory sources such as your Police and Crime Commissioner
    • pooled budgets
    • philanthropic funding
  2. What in-kind resources are available to the partnership? (consider offers of staff resources, student placements, loans of property assets, skills offers from NGOs and businesses.)
    See our resources section for ideas on maximising funds.

Strategy and action planning

  1. Have you developed a strategy for the work of the partnership?
    See our governance section for examples of partnership strategies. See our reports and legislation section for links to relevant legislation and policy.
  2. Do you have an action plan?
    See our governance section for examples of partnership action plans.
  3. Are you planning work on awareness raising?
    See our resources section for ideas on involving communities.
  4. Are you planning work to support victims and survivors?
    See our resources section for further information
  5. How will you monitor and evaluate the work of the partnership?
    See our resources section for a guide to performance management in anti-slavery partnerships
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