Archbishop pays tribute to "outstanding leadership" of UK anti-slavery commissioner

17/05/2018

Kevin Hyland leaves "a great legacy" said Archbishop Justin Welby. 
Kevin Hyland at speaking about slavery during at service at Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey/Picture Partnership

Responding to the news that Kevin Hyland will be standing down from his role as the UK's first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: 

"As Kevin Hyland announces he is moving on from his role as the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, I want to pay tribute to the outstanding leadership he has shown in this role. Government, business, law enforcement, churches and other voluntary groups have been challenged and inspired to work together to make the UK a world leader in the urgent fight against modern slavery. He leaves a great legacy."