Modern Slavery can happen anywhere and to anyone who is vulnerable. Making sure that people can report any suspicions they have in a safe and confidential environment is vital. If you want to report a suspicion that you think may be modern slavery related contact us. We will ask you information about the situation so that we can provide the information to the police. Your call will be dealt with confidentially and you do not need to tell us your name or any other details.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers to report a crime anonymously on 0800 555 111
A list of indicators that may suggest someone is a victim of modern slavery.
Physical Appearance - show signs of physical or psychological abuse, look malnourished or unkempt, or appear withdrawn and neglected. They may have untreated injuries
Isolation - Rarely be allowed to travel on their own, seem under the control, influence of others, rarely interact or appear unfamiliar with their neighbourhood or where they work
Poor living conditions - Be living in dirty, cramped or overcrowded accommodation, and / or living and working at the same address
Restricted freedom of movement - Have no identification documents, have few personal possessions and always wear the same clothes day in day out. What clothes they do wear may not be suitable for their work
Have little opportunity to move freely and may have had their travel documents retained, e.g. passports
Unusual travel times - Be dropped off / collected for work on a regular basis either very early or late at night
Reluctant to seek help - Avoid eye contact, appear frightened or hesitant to talk to strangers and fear law enforcers for many reasons, such as not knowing who to trust or where to get help, fear of deportation, fear of violence to them or their family.
If you want to report a suspicion or potential crime call the helpline on 08000 121 700 or complete an on-line report