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MODERN SLAVERY AND 
HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
THE REALITY

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

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99
Of victims sexually exploited
are women and girls.

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$150 BILLION
Organised global
crime industry. 

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1-IN-4
In Modern Slavery are children.

Code words can save lives

Sophie’s mother told her that if she was ever in trouble but couldn’t talk, she should ask her, “how is Aunt Linda?”.

When they created this, they never thought they would have to use it, but this simple sentence would help Sophie to freedom.

Today, we encourage you to have a conversation with your father, mother, brothers, sisters or someone you would trust your life with and create your own "CODEWORD OR SENTENCE."

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.

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EXPLOITATION TYPES:

  • Sexual

  • Domestic Servitude

  • Forced Labour

  • Forced Marriage

  • Forced Crime

  • Forced Begging

  • Organ Harvesting

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.

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.