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.
Sara Thornton has released a statement welcoming the publication of the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act final report and the many vital issues it raises. Read the statement here: http://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/news-insights/sara-thornton-statement-on-the-independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act-final-report/ …
Sara Thornton today takes up her role as the UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. Read her welcome message: http://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/news-insights/sara-thornton-begins-term-as-independent-anti-slavery-commissioner/ …
The IASC Office is seeking a Private Sector Policy Lead and a Senior Research Officer to support the Commissioner’s work. For full job descriptions and to apply: http://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/jobs/
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
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