Modern slavery

What is modern slavery

Although many people associate slavery with historic crimes, modern forms of slavery still exist. Modern slavery is when a person is forced to undertake activities by someone else against their will, often under the threat of violence.

This can include:

  • sexual exploitation, such as prostitution;
  • being forced to work for little or no money, often for long hours; and
  • being made to commit criminal activities such as drug trafficking.

If you are experiencing, or know of anyone experiencing modern day slavery, you should call the police on 999 in an emergency, or 101 to provide information. You can also call the modern day slavery helpline on 0800 0121 700.

How we can help with modern slavery

We understand the effects that modern day slavery can have on both an individual and the community. We can:

  • provide emotional support, either over the phone or face to face;
  • give you advice on dealing with this type of crime;
  • keep you up to date with what is being done by the police and other agencies;
  • give you advice about your personal safety;
  • signpost or refer you to other agencies and services that can also offer help; and
  • provide support if a case goes to court.

If you’d like help and support around modern day slavery, contact us.

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