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 has launched a call for written evidence inviting anyone with practical experience and knowledge of cases involving use of the Modern Slavery Act’s Section 45 statutory defence.
To submit evidence or for further information, please click here.
The deadline to submit evidence is 11:45pm on Monday 2 March 2020.
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.
Dame Sara has released a message to all support providers and survivors of #modernslavery on the impact of #Coronavirus - https://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/news-insights/message-from-dame-sara-impact-of-coronavirus-on-modern-slavery-survivors-and-support-providers/ …
@UKAntiSlavery Dame Sara Thornton DBE QPM Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. Talking about the problems of slavery in our society. Forced labour, Criminal Exploitation, Sexual Exploitation, Domestic Servitude these are some of the causes of Modern Slavery. #RotaryInNewbury pic.twitter.com/YmF3SqhoZo
"One of our priorities is taking a public health approach, looking at what are the upstream vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and modern slavery." Great to hear from Dame Sara Thornton @UKAntiSlavery. #VITA #VITAnetwork @NCA_UK @policingslavery pic.twitter.com/f6t8pMfyIw
“The Commonwealth is well-placed to take leadership on the issue of #modernslavery, to change the lives of millions held in unacceptable servitude or slavery across the world.” Read Dame Sara’s speech at the #CommonwealthDay2020 Westminster Seminar – https://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/news-insights/iasc-lecture-half-of-the-world-s-victims-of-slavery-live-in-the-commonwealth-what-can-be-done-about-it/ …