Modern day slavery
How to report suspected modern slavery
If someone is in immediate danger please call 999.
If you suspect someone is a victim of modern slavery, there are a number of agencies you can call:
- the police on 101
- the Salvation Army 24 hour confidential helpline
- the Modern Slavery helpline
You can find more information about modern slavery, the signs and how to report it on these websites:
Unseen modern slavery helpline
In addition, there are a number of apps which can be downloaded onto a smart phone to collate information about suspected modern day slavery.
The Safe Car Wash app is designed to be used by someone going to get their car washed. Download the free app onto your smartphone. When you are using a hand car wash, simply open the app and complete a short survey about the working conditions of the car wash. The app will then ask a series of questions and use the answers to assess the likelihood of the modern slavery being present. The user is then provided with information about how to log their concerns and the data gathered is collated centrally to be assessed by law enforcement investigating modern slavery.
Unseen app is another app which provides information about the possible signs of modern day slavery and includes a contact form for reporting yours suspicions or to get support. The app can be found by searching ‘unseen’ in your app store.