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Andrew Smith

Mr Andrew Smith

Coordinator, Humber Modern Slavery Partnership

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation

Awards and prizes

Viking FM Outstanding Achievement Award

2016 - 2017

Recipient of the Viking FM, Yorkshire and Humber outstanding achievement award for services to the charity sector.

Viking FM Ultimate Award

2016 - 2017

Recipient of the Viking FM, Yorkshire and Humber Ultimate Award for services to the charity sector 2016

Britain's Best Volunteer

2015 - 2016

Recipient of the Small Charities Coalition annual award for Britain's best volunteer 2016.

Charity role

Founder of Hull Homeless Community Project


Founded by Andrew in 2010 and registered as a charity in 2016 the Hull Homeless Community Project works to assist anyone effected or at risk of Homelessness, poverty and crisis in Hull and the surrounding area.

Committee/Steering group role

Chair of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership


Andrew sat as chair of the Humber Modern Slavery Partnership for two years before appointment to Coordinator in September 2019

National Network Coordinators Forum


Representing the Humber region at national level as part of the network of modern slavery partnership coordinators. Working to share best practice, lobby central government and improve partnerships and responses to modern slavery at a local and national level.

Conference organisation

Victim Care Conference


Organised a pan Humber victim care conference for 100 delegates in partnership with the police and crime commissioner and the Wilberforce institute

Tackling Modern Slavery in Business


Organised the tackling modern slavery in business seminar for Humber businesses to help them understand their roles and obligations in fighting modern slavery in supply chains. Organised in partnership with the office of the police and crime commissioner and the Wilberforce Institute

Conference presentation

Freedom Talks panelist 2019


Andrew joined Dr Alicia Kidd and journalist Annie Kelly as a panelist for the 2019 Freedom Talks series on criminal exploitation

Understanding Modern Slavery conference


Guest presenting at the Hertfordshire modern slavery housing and accommodation conference to deliver strategic and practitioner level advice, guidance and knowledge to local authorities to help inform their approach to safeguarding vulnerable victims

Modern Slavery and Homelessness, identifying threat and reducing harm


Presenting at the West Yorkshire Homelessness and Modern Slavery conference as part of an expert panel discussing vulnerabilities and support structures for homeless people at risk of exploitation