Modern Slavery

    Modern Slavery is a term that covers slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.

    Slavery did not end with abolition, and still exists in the UK today. Those in slavery today are most commonly vulnerable people forced to work in the sex industry or in compulsory labour.

    Slavery and Human Trafficking are not by any means exclusively reserved for foreign nationals, in fact, many UK nationals are victims. Human trafficking, including the trafficking of children, is often involved in Modern Slavery but not always.

    For the purpose of exploitation, which includes:

    • exploiting prostitution of others
    • sexual exploitation
    • forced labour
    • slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs or body tissue.


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    Modern Slavery

    How to end slavery?

      Slavery is a complex problem that requires complex solutions, addressing all its root causes.

      Poverty and the lack of access to sustainable livelihood opportunities must be addressed to minimise the vulnerability of people to slavery.

      Discrimination and social exclusion are also big factors contributing to making people more vulnerable to slavery, so anti-discrimination policies must be at the heart of antislavery work.

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        We can provide you with advice, information & emotional and practical support. We can liaise and advocate on your behalf, and introduce and support you to specialist services, who can help you gain the relevant support that can help in your recovery. We will be with you every step of the way. Our support is free and confidential, regardless of whether you have reported a crime or incident to the police, we are here to support you.

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