MODERN SLAVERY AND 
HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
THE REALITY

40.3 MILLION
People estimated enslaved across the world.  130,000 in the UK.

$150 BILLION
Organised global crime industry. 

1-IN-4
In Modern Slavery are children.

99%
Of victims sexually exploited are women and girls.

DEFINITION:

Modern Slavery is defined as the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women, or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception, or other means for the purpose of exploitation.

 

Human Trafficking in persons is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud, or deception, with the aim of exploiting the individual. Traffickers do not discriminate against age, religion, class, sexual orientation, or disability, as victims are purely commodities in a global organised-crime industry.

THE ACT: Recruitment transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person or people.

THE MEANS: Threat or use of force, fraud, deception, coercion, abduction, vulnerability, abuse of power.

EXPLOITATION TYPES:

• Sexual

• Domestic Servitude

• Forced Labour

• Forced Marriage

• Forced Crime

• Forced Begging

• Organ Harvesting

If you need help or information contact:

24 Hour Confidential
Referral Helpline
 

Telephone:


0300 3038151 

Modern Slavery
Helpline


Telephone:

 

08000 121 700

Report suspicions of human trafficking or to seek advice anonymously:
 

  • Crimestoppers:
    0800 555 111

  • ​The Metropolitan Police Helpline:
    0800 783 2589.

If you believe someone is a victim of human trafficking please contact 999 immediately.