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Bedfordshire Against Modern Slavery (Human Trafficking)

Human trafficking Awareness SeminarHuman Trafficking Seminar

Modern slavery, also called Human Trafficking, is happening in the UK today, in the countryside and urban areas. It includes forced labour, domestic servitude and sexual exploitation.

In response to the shocking figures, Kristy Adams formed a called Bedfordshire Against Modern Slavery, which partners local charities, the Soroptomists, the Police, Councils and other front line workers.

They have trained over 220 frontline workers to identify victims and understand the National Referral Mechanism. This enables victims to access housing, food and clothing. Kristy continues to run a media campaign to raise awareness on this issue.

In April 2013, Kristy Adams organised a very successful seminar to start the campaign, bringing in many significant leaders from local community services. The video link below shows highlights from the day, including sessions by Andrew Selous MP, Charity – Hope for Justice and Bedfordshire Police.


Local Olympian Etienne Stott receives award

Etienne Stott - Olympic medal winner
Olympian Etienne Stott is awarded the Freedom of the Town of Bedford. Etienne can now both canoe under the town bridge and also drive sheep across the bridge! And he allowed Kristy to hold his Olympic medal.

Launching Black History Month

Black History Month launch at Moggerhanger Park

Cllr Kristy Adams with members of the planning team for Bedfordshire’s Black History month launch party. Kristy used ward fund money for this community event.

The event included a reading from a poet, many wonderful songs from the community gospel choir. A look back at the history of slavery and celebrating black achievements.

Kristy spoke of her political hero William Wilberforce and being a person of courage, long suffering and tenacity.

Campaigning with Minister Damien Green MP

Campaigning with Minister Damien Green MP

Campaigning with Minister Damien Green MP for the Mayoral election in Bedford, Kristy introduced Mr Green to local business leaders during a campaigning walk through Bedford town centre, seen here at the launch party.

With the Fire Services

Fire Services

Cllr Kristy Adams is put through her paces by the Fire Service – work experience for politicians!

Kristy Adams meets Jeremy Paxman

Kristy Adams with Jeremy Paxman
 At the annual Conservative Conference 2011, Kristy Adams was in the audience during the filming of the Newsnight programme, and posed a question to Jeremy Paxman on a key political issue.

Kristy Adams meets Theresa May

Kristy Adams with Theresa May
Prior to the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Kristy Adams met Theresa May MP at the Conservative Conference.

Kristy said, “We discussed the importance of this new political role … Theresa May is an inspiration to women in politics, and to myself.”