Modern slavery is a global crime and affects thousands of men, women and children here in the UK. Defined in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, it encompasses various types of exploitation, including but not limited to:
SDEN is committed to supporting victims of modern slavery and helping our communities to report concerns.
By recognising the signs of modern slavery and sharing information, you can help the most vulnerable people within our community and prevent this crime from happening.
There are a number of common signs that someone is being exploited:
acting as if they are being forced or coerced to carry out specific activities
showing signs of physical or psychological abuse or has untreated medical conditions
seeming to be bonded by debt or has money deducted from their salary
having little or no contact with family or loved ones
being distrustful of authorities
having threats made against themselves or family members
not being in possession of their own legal documents
Report any incidents or concerns
In an emergency, call 999. For 24 hour advice, call Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.