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.
If you report a crime to Staffordshire Police, they will ask you if you are happy for your details to be passed on to the Staffordshire Victim Gateway and Restorative Justice Service. We will automatically receive your contact information and a brief overview of your experience and the crime, if you don’t specify to Staffordshire Police that you don’t want us to make contact with you. If you initially opted out of the service, you can self-refer at any time.
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.
Please call us on the number below. You can also email us or click the ‘Contact Us’ button to self-refer:
Crime Prevention Information
Additionally, it may also be useful for you to have advice on crime prevention that may help you 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
Voice of Hope
Charity supporting all victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Staffordshire
Modern Slavery Helpline
National Helpline helping to tackle Modern Slavery
Is it an emergency?
If you are in immediate danger and support is needed right away, call Staffordshire Police on 999. If you feel it is a non-emergency, you can log incidents that have happened by calling Staffordshire Police on 101. if you have a hearing impairment, you can use their textphone service on 18001 101
7 in 10 people who use our Victim Gateway service are happy with the outcome.