The Church in Wales Governing Body Meeting

On 12 September Kevin Hyland, Special Advisor to the Santa Marta Group presented to the Church of Wales Governing Body at their conference in Swansea. The Governing Body unanimously agreed this should become a priority for the Church of Wales.

Mr Hyland during his speech identified the role of Churches as:

‘Providing moral leadership to bring change; through trust, honesty and accountability to deliver dignity for those whose lives are traded, destroyed and disregarded 40 million times every day.

This drive to shift the moral compass will underpin all the work to end this abuse.

I have seen religious sisters, NGOs, clergy and many people of goodwill risk their own safety to protect people from human trafficking.

The least we can do is to be ambitious, examine our effectiveness and commit to the eradication of this model of abuse as we are urged by the 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

If we do not do this, we are likely to be still debating increases in numbers for many years to come.’