The Labour Exploitation Advisory Group

The Labour Exploitation Advisory Group (LEAG) is a group of key organisations working with potential and actual victims of trafficking for labour exploitation. LEAG was established by FLEX in 2015 in order to promote information-sharing and collaboration for change on trafficking for labour exploitation; and hold FLEX accountable to those for whom we work.

LEAG aims to build a shared understanding of the experiences of vulnerable and exploited workers in the UK, and to ensure that their voiced needs form the basis of all actions to address trafficking for labour exploitation.

LEAG works together to assess the impact of formal and informal responses to trafficking for labour exploitation by government and non-government actors; and identify barriers and develop joint strategies for improving the relevance and effectiveness of trafficking responses for vulnerable and exploited workers.

LEAG consists of individuals appointed for their expertise in the field from:

  • FLEX 
  • Latin American Women’s Rights Service (Chair)
  • Praxis Community Projects
  • Kalayaan                                                     
  • Unite the Union                                              
  • Equality                                              
  • East European Resource Centre                       
  • Ashiana
  • British Red Cross          

For more information and publications see here.                                                                  

The Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group

The Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG) is a coalition of 12 UK-based anti-trafficking organisations: AFRUCA, Amnesty International UK, Anti-Slavery International, Bawso, ECPAT UK, FLEX, The Helen Bamber Foundation, Kalayaan, Law Centre (NI), The Poppy Project, TARA and UNICEF UK. The group was established in 2009 to monitor the UK Government’s implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005), and also monitors implementation of the EU Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims 2011/36.

Recent ATMG publications include:

Time to Deliver: Considering pregnancy and parenthood in the UK’s response to human trafficking

Hidden in Plain Sight: Three years on: updated analysis of UK measures to protect trafficked persons

The Ethical Trading Initiative

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is an alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights internationally. FLEX is a member of ETI’s NGO Caucus, who work together to influence company practices, hold companies and ETI to account and share expertise and learning about the implementation of labour codes.