If someone has forced or tricked you to do anything you are not comfortable with, you may be a victim of human trafficking and modern day slavery.
Human trafficking and modern day slavery includes the threat or use of force, coercion, deception and abuse of power to control another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
Exploitation can include:
There is no typical victim of human trafficking or modern slavery, it can affect anyone, of any age, gender or nationality. Some victims don’t understand they’re being exploited and many don’t speak English. Victims of human trafficking or modern slavery can be moved to the UK from other countries or they can be moved within a country, for example from Manchester to Bristol.
The person might:
Call 999 if a crime is happening now, or if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.
The Avon and Somerset Anti-Slavery Partnership aims to find and support victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, disrupt criminal activity and prosecute those responsible. It’s made up of people from the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership, Avon and Somerset Police and Unseen. For more information about the ASP email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre provides victims, the public, and agencies access to information and support. It is part of the anti-slavery charity Unseen.
Call the helpline 08000 121 700 or report concerns online
Unseen UK is a charity established to disrupt and challenge human trafficking at all levels.
A confidential referral helpline for people who may be victims of trafficking and for anyone concerned about people they think may be victims of trafficking. Call 0300 303 8151, the helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are a victim of a crime or have information about a crime, you can contact Crimestoppers and give this information. You can contact them anonymously if you choose. Call 0800 555 111 or give information to Crimestoppers anonymously online.
Human Trafficking Training For Hotel Staff Toolkit - The COMBAT training toolkit is a practical, step-by-step guide for hotels to proactively fight trafficking.
Support for victims of modern slavery leaflet - a leaflet outlining the support available for victims of modern slavery in 11 languages.
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority worker resources - The GLAA exists to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation.
National Crime Agency website - information and videos about human trafficking and modern day slavery.
National referral mechanism - a framework for identifying and referring potential victims of modern slavery and ensuring they receive the appropriate support. Only staff at designated first responder organisations can make referrals.