Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery is the recruitment or movement of persons, by means of the threat or use of force, deception or coercion for the purpose of exploitation.

People are tricked into situations where they are bought, sold, abused, and exploited in many different ways: sexual exploitation, forced labour, street crime, domestic servitude or even the sale of organs and human sacrifice. Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders. Trafficking affects every continent and every country.

If this is happening to you, there are things you can do to help keep yourself safe. Click here to find out how.

It is possible to spot signs of human trafficking, all that is needed is understanding, sensitivity and keeping our eyes and ears open. It could be that there is human trafficking in your own community. Due to the types of exploitation, human trafficking may look different from one scenario to the next. There are also significant signs that may be visible across all types of exploitation. Pieced together, the specific signs and significant signs can create a picture of a possible human trafficking situation. Click here to find out more about how to spot the signs.

  • How to get help

    The Police

    You can report human trafficking and modern slavery in the following ways:

    Remember to always to call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.


    Find out about the support available for you and your family and how to get the help you need. Contact the Early Help on 01273 292632

    If are a member of the public and are concerned about a child's welfare, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01273 290400


    Report abuse or neglect of an adult online or by calling Access Point, the contact centre for Adult Social Care services, on 01273 295555.


    The Salvation Army

    Freephone 0300 3038151

    The specialist support programme is designed to preserve the dignity of victims, protect, and care for them in safe accommodation, and provide access to confidential client-based support services to give victims the space to reflect, recover and rebuild their lives.

    Modern Slavery Helpline

    Freephone 0800 0121 700

    The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre brings us closer to the eradication of modern slavery. The service can provide victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses access to information and support on a 24/7 basis.

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