What is Modern Slavery?
Modern Slavery is where someone controls another for profit by exploiting their vulnerability. The victim can be coerced or forced by the perpetrator physically (including sexually), financially, and/or psychologically.
Victims can be tricked or forced into exploitation through violence, fear, fraud or coercion.
Types of exploitation include:
What is Human Trafficking?
Human Trafficking is the movement of people for exploitative means, such as through force, fraud, coercion, abduction, or deception.
For the purpose of exploitation, this includes:
Spot the signs
It’s important that people are aware of how to spot the signs of someone who is being exploited.
As a local Authority we can refer cases to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) - To identify and refer potential victims of modern slavery into support where appropriate.
How do I report Modern Slavery and get support?
Call the Police on 999 if in immediate danger or call 101 for non-emergencies.
Report using the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.
Contact the Salvation Army referral helpline 0300 303 8151
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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