Crime Types – 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
slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs or body tissue.
Information source: Staffordshire Police Modern Slavery, Voice For Hope & Modern Day Slavery website (Factsheet updated 150419)
Informative sites available
Modern Slavery Helpline Website: www.modernslaveryhelpline.org Tel: 08000 121 700
Hope for Justice Website: www.hopeforjustice.org Tel: 0300 008 8000 (local rate call) Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm (UK time)
Voice of Hope (Staffordshire) Website: www.voiceofhope.org.uk Tel: 0791873595
If you suspect someone may be at risk of Modern Slavery telephone 101 to report it to us, or if someone is in immediate danger always call 999
You can also report any crime anonymously via Crimestoppers or if English isn’t your main language, they recommend you call them on 0800 555 111.
Crime Prevention Information
It may be useful to you to have some advice on crime prevention to see what you can do to protect yourself in the future. You can find lots of useful information on local crime prevention by clicking here: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention
For more help and support on any of the above, please contact Staffordshire Victim Gateway.
7 in 10 people who use our Victim Gateway service are happy with the outcome.