Modern slavery is an umbrella term encompassing slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. Victims of modern slavery are unable to leave their situation of exploitation, controlled by threats, punishment, violence, coercion and deception. Slavery violates human rights, denying people of their right to life, freedom and security.
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s (IASC) office, in collaboration with the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, has launched an online toolkit to help local organisations and agencies work better together to tackle modern slavery. You can view the toolkit here: https://iasctoolkit.nottingham.ac.uk/#
If you think someone is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. In order to protect the potential victim, do not attempt to inform them of your actions.
If you think someone is a potential victim but there is no immediate threat to life, please call the local police on 101.
You can also call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700 24 hours a day.
If you have information you wish to give anonymously and confidentially you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
See the ‘Resources’ page for more detailed guidance on how to refer a victim of modern slavery for support.
The victims of the terrible trade in human beings are all around us, Dame Sara tells @Sunday_Post. More here & below - https://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/news-insights/i-was-sold-as-a-slave-for-3500-in-scotland-victim-of-barbaric-human-traffickers-reveals-ordeal/ … https://twitter.com/Sunday_Post/status/1183457528581107713 …
Today marks the beginning of #AntiSlaveryWeek2019 - a week to consider the millions affected by #modernslavery throughout the world, including the UK, and how each of us can play our role in combating it. See details of events happening across the UK here https://www.humantraffickingfoundation.org/anti-slaverydayeventscalendar2019 …
Homeless people are at risk of modern slavery - #LetsTalk to spread the word and say #WeSeeYou to victims of modern slavery in the church's homeless projects. https://theclewerinitiative.org/news/2019/10/13/homeless-people-at-risk-of-modern-slavery … pic.twitter.com/qlPqLMSIMg
Whether you want to hear a talk about contemporary collections and artists' responses to modern slavery, or want to take a closer look at some of the objects in our collection that relate to human rights - there is something for everyone on 18-19 October. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/events/anti-slavery-day-listings.aspx … pic.twitter.com/ZGpeJOezvM
Four members of a multi-national criminal gang who forced women into sexual exploitation and sham marriages in Glasgow have today been found guilty of #humantrafficking and slavery offences. Dame Sara comments - https://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/news-insights/criminal-gang-found-guilty-of-human-trafficking-and-slavery-offences-in-glasgow/ …