What is Modern Slavery
Someone is in slavery if they are: Forced to work / owned or controlled by an 'employer' / dehumanised / treated as a commodity or property / have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement
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Did you know?
There are an estimated 35.8 MILLION victims of modern slavery in the world today*
Since 2009 almost 1,500 CHILDREN in the UK have been identified as potential victims of human trafficking**
In 2013 it was estimated that 10,000 - 13,000 people were potential victims of modern slavery in the UK†
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 states that:
"No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms"
However, slavery is still happening today, affecting men, women and children near you.
What can i do?
Help to end slavery and exploitation and help make others aware of this growing issue that is happening on our doorsteps. Know the signs and look out for them.
* Walk Free Foundation (2014) Global Slavery Index. View source
** Silverman, B. Home Office (2014) Modern Slavery: an application of Multiple Systems Estimation. View source
† National Crime Agency (2014) Human Trafficking: National Referral Mechanism Statistics April to June 2014. View source