Councils in the UK mark Anti-Slavery Day

International Slavery Museum - at the Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

Councils across the UK are marking Anti-Slavery Day 2020 today, while museums such as the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool are directing visitors online to their galleries telling the story of slavery in the past.

East Sussex County Council leaders for example have signed a pledge to show their commitment to becoming a Slavery Free Community by 2030.

The Modern Slavery Pledge signed by Council Leader Councillor Keith Glazer, the lead member for Communities and Safety Councillor Bill Bentley and Chief Executive Becky Shaw, underlines the council's commitment to Sussex-wide plans to end modern slavery and human trafficking.