Slide Project Solebay – Risk Assessment for Modern Slavery Response Developing risk assessment methodologies and tools to enable the UK military response to modern slavery Solebay Logo


In 1808, HMS Solebay was the first British ship to be part of the Royal Navy’s anti-slavery operations patrolling the African Atlantic coast to halt the Atlantic slave trade.

Following the UK’s adoption of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has begun exploring the requirement for a strategic response to modern slavery and human trafficking as part of the MOD’s wider human security activities.

The Global Slavery Index suggests there are currently at least 2 million enslaved people in areas where the UK military operates.  Through collaboration between Trilateral Research and the MOD, Project Solebay developed a human security risk assessment tool for the UK military to support them in responding to modern slavery and human trafficking.


To develop and validate with experts, a strategic risk identification and risk assessment methodology that considers risk from the perspective of the individual and the impact of wider societal factors to understand the potential threat, risk and harm.
Use STRIAD to develop a cloud-based version of the risk identification and assessment tool to enable future analytics of identified persons/locations and (related) assessment variables to derive insights into patterns and trends in modern slavery abroad.

Methodology and Tools

Risk Assessment Report and Methodology



Download the report and Methodology here

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14 May 2019 . St Mary’s University, London

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Research Highlights

Read about some insights into human trafficking and modern slavery in areas affected by armed conflicts.

Human security

Human Security and Crisis: A Snapshot

Across the globe, countless government, private and third sector organisations are working to promote and sustain the security of vulnerable
Leveraging data to develop modern slavery risk assessments

Leveraging data to develop modern slavery risk assessments

Trilateral’s Data Science team has built interactive cloud-based dashboards to bring data-driven insights into modern slavery risk assessments. Trilateral Research
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In this blog, Toby Fenton, Associate Product Manager at Trilateral Research, analyses the concept of risk and our approach in

Project Solebay is one of a number of projects funded under the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) – Open Call

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‘Risk Assessment Report and Methodology’

You can view the Executive Summary and Table of contents of the Project Solebay Risk Assessment Methodology Report.

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