Croydon Community Against Trafficking
1099. Peter Cox
Peter Cox, from South Croydon, is a trustee and original founder of Croydon Community Against Trafficking (CCAT).
Peter recognised that this crime was particularly prevalent in his local area and with several other friends in the community, he set up ‘Croydon Community Against Trafficking’ to prevent the proliferation of human exploitation. As chair of the organisation, Peter coordinated a team of over 1,500 volunteers, who are trained to spot the signs of trafficking and provide intelligence to key authorities. Peter has also run awareness raising events and works with local authorities on tackling modern slavery. The group was also chosen as Croydon’s Champion Charity in 2011, and and provided essential advice to the House of Commons Parliamentary Working Group to help create the 2015 Modern Slavery Act.
In a personal letter to Peter, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“The leadership you have shown through chairing ‘Croydon Community Against Trafficking’ has had a significant impact on identifying, raising awareness and supporting victims in your community. Modern Slavery is an appalling crime, and it is absolutely right that we all do everything we can to end it.”