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Modern slavery is real. It is happening in our communities. An unseen crime, it hides in take-aways, hotels, car washes, nail bars and private homes.


What do I do now?

Report this to us, the police, IMMEDIATELY if you feel that and adult or child are in immediate danger of being harmed.

Call the police: 999 in an emergency, 101 for non-emergencies.

The call handler will ask you a series of questions that they will read out to you. This enables the correct information to be gathered from you and it will assess the urgency of the situation, and the best response. Please give as much detail as possible in answer to these questions, the information that you provide will be very important in how we can then help. You can call anonymously if you want to.


What will happen next?

If there is an immediate risk to any person, the police will respond straight away and ensure the safety of any adults and children present.

If it is an ongoing situation, we will discuss with you how we can assist and what you might be able to do to help us.


What else can I do?

If you do not wish to speak to the police or just want some further information about the indicators of human trafficking and modern slavery you may find the following information useful:

Anti-Slavery Partnership

Unseen UK 

If you need help, or you think someone may be a victim of slavery or exploitation, call the confidential UK modern slavery helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Call 08000 121 700

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, who run a confidential Referral Helpline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is a number that can be used if you consider yourself to be a victim of modern slavery and are in need of assistance or if you are nominated to make referrals to Government services for victims of modern slavery, or simply a concerned individual, who comes into contact with some-one you suspect may be a victim of modern slavery and in need of assistance

Call 0300 3038151

Modern Slavery

Call 08000 121 700 (same number as Unseen UK)


Call 0800 555 111


Kevin Hyland – Anti Slavery Commissioner

Page last updated: 11 January 2018