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.
I always strive to put victims at the heart of our work, so it was excellent to have Dame Sara Thornton @UKAntiSlavery visit us in Cleveland today to hear of the progress made in our fight to combat human trafficking and #modernslavery. pic.twitter.com/ajawH5UV0J
“Figures from @salvationarmyuk show that they’re looking after more people every year and we know in terms of the potential victims identified last year, it was 7,000 in the UK. I fear that this is just the tip of the iceberg.” Dame Sara on #modernslavery @bbc5live https://twitter.com/salvationarmyuk/status/1194939998216314888 …
Interesting hearing from a victim of #modernslavery being supported by @salvationarmyuk this morning on @bbc5live, and Dame Sara Thornton @UKAntiSlavery on links between slavery and #CountyLines #gangs this morning. Listen from 1:37:15. #CLslavery #CLgangs https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000b7hx … pic.twitter.com/WBGF74vjeT
@SFAGlobal @UKAntiSlavery great to listen to #sarathornton at #slavefreealliance members seminar we can only do this together @HFJ_UK play a significant part to ending #modernslavery and #unlockingfreedom pic.twitter.com/gDtnUCNxdq
“Exploitation of our fellow humans is much closer than we realise” | Dame Sara Thornton @cjmcgoogan | @UKAntiSlavery https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/dame-sara-thorntonthere-could-slaves-working-local-florist-restaurant/ …