Modern Slavery

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What is modern slavery?

Modern slavery is a blanket term used when someone is coerced or forced to do something they don’t want to, and another person gains from this exploitation. Modern slavery includes, slavery, domestic servitude, forced labour and human trafficking. Victims of modern slavery are usually held against their will and are often unseen. 

Victims of modern slavery can be any gender, age, nationality, or ethnicity.

If you suspect a modern slavery crime is being committed, DO NOT confront the victim or the person you believe to be responsible as you may put the victim in more danger.

If there is an immediate risk or danger, please call 999.

If there is no immediate risk of harm, please report to the police on 101 and consult the modern slavery and exploitation helpline on 0800 121 700. Modern Slavery Helpline.

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.

Further information on reporting modern slavery as a first responder.

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Ipswich Borough Council,
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