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.
Safe car wash app leads to over 900 reports of potential modern slavery: our new Rights Lab report with data analysis of @theclewer initiative is out today - by @AlisonGardner12 and @AkilahJardine: read more at https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/news/safecarwashreport … pic.twitter.com/euQRsWJ9hq
More than 900 reports of potential modern slavery recorded through #SafeCarWash app https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/more-900-reports-potential-modern-slavery-recorded-through-app … pic.twitter.com/tUpXFGPIAS
NEWS: Sara Thornton has been appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, to help spearhead the UK’s response to #modernslavery http://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/news-insights/new-independent-anti-slavery-commissioner-announced/ …
The Home Office has announced a repayment scheme for victims of #modernslavery who received reduced subsistence rates between 1 March and 8 November 2018. Read more and access the back payment application form here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-subsistence-rates-back-payment-victims-of-modern-slavery …
The newly released @UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018 covers 142 countries, with an overview of patterns and flows of #humantrafficking at global, regional and national levels http://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/media/1269/unodc-global-report-on-trafficking-in-persons-2018.pdf …