Project Solebay Conference – Discussing modern slavery in conflict

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“When we oppress others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All of our humanity is dependent upon recognising the humanity in others.” Desmond Tutu On 14th May, Trilateral Research and St Mary’s University welcomed an array of stakeholders (MOD, business, government, law enforcement, charities and researchers involved in combatting human trafficking and modern slavery) to a […]

Human Security and Crisis: A Snapshot

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Across the globe, countless government, private and third sector organisations are working to promote and sustain the security of vulnerable populations. During acute or protracted crises, the protection of individuals and local populations is a key requirement for those charged with crisis preparedness, response and risk reduction. From natural disasters, such as the earthquake that […]

Project Solebay Conference: Assessing the risk of modern slavery in conflict

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We are delighted to announce that the Project Solebay: Assessing the risk of modern slavery in conflict conference will take place at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, on 14 May 2019. The event, organised by Trilateral Research and hosted by St Mary’s University, culminates work done in Project Solebay, which involves the development of risk assessment […]

Leveraging data to develop modern slavery risk assessments

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Trilateral’s Data Science team has built interactive cloud-based dashboards to bring data-driven insights into modern slavery risk assessments. Trilateral Research is working in conjunction with the UK’s Ministry of Defence on Project Solebay, funded by Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). The aim of the project is to develop a risk assessment methodology and tools to […]

Developing Risk Assessment tools to combat Child Sexual Exploitation

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Child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse remain challenging issues for law enforcement and local authorities in the UK due to the hidden nature of these crimes. Risk assessments tools, which can be similar to questionnaires, enable the categorisation of cases as “low”, “moderate” or “high” risk and prioritise them accordingly and law enforcement agencies and community […]

Can new technology help local authorities to prevent homelessness?


Homelessness has become an escalating problem in the UK. According to Shelter 307,000 people are sleeping rough or accommodated in temporary housing across the UK and this number is set to rise. Although staggering, these figures do not illustrate the larger problem, as they do not take into account “hidden homelessness” where people are staying […]

Assessing your data makes you more efficient in protecting vulnerable persons

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Digital transformation can simplify and make processes more efficient, enabling local authorities and the public sector to assist citizens and those most vulnerable in society better. In the UK Government’s Digital Strategy there is focus on “Digital Government’, encouraging the public sector to improve its service delivery by optimising its use of technology, user interaction […]