What we do

The West Midlands Anti Slavery Network CIC (formerly known as the RAT Network) connects the various agencies involved in tackling modern day slavery in the West Midlands and beyond. View the network’s members and read the story of how the network developed.

Our objectives:

  • Develop an effective regional multi agency anti-slavery network to raise awareness, reduce the threat and harm of slavery and rescue and support victims of slavery in the West Midlands geographical area.


  • Develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with other regional, national and international organisations to tackle modern day slavery, including networks, partnerships, agencies and learning establishments.


The West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network has recently become a Community Interest Company. We have five Directors, including Chair, Robin Brierley, and Secretary, Kerry Scarlett, both of who have been involved in the Network since it’s shortly after its formation. Find out more about the board.

Since 2011 the Network had been managed and co-ordinated by the Adavu Project, supported by funding from the Methodist Connexional Grants Fund. However, as a Community Interest Company, the Network is now responsible for raising it’s own funding support. In order to carry out our vital work in the region, we are therefore seeking new funders, supporters and partners. Please get in touch if you would like to help.