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.
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.
Agriculture and Modern Slavery Act Reporting: poor performance despite high risks. Here’s our new report with the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s office, out today. @UKAntiSlavery @UnchainedSupply @emilykenway @VBrotherton pic.twitter.com/84JJUDWuie
The CPS #modernslavery report highlights our efforts in 2017-18 to disrupt, prosecute and improve our response to offending, both in the UK and abroad. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2OoqBEv pic.twitter.com/1wpljQBkG0
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Today is the World Day against #TraffickingInPersons. What are countries worldwide doing to help eradicate this? Read our latest conversation with @KevinHyland63, the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to see the issue from a UK Perspective https://goo.gl/aW92d8 pic.twitter.com/yRJ4COzGsJ