There is estimated to be over 100,000 victims of slavery in the UK today

Here are a few of the signs you may see of victims of slavery today, a worker may:

Show signs of physical or psychological abuse and untreated injuries

Look malnourished or unkempt, or appear withdrawn and neglected

Seem under the control or influence of others

Wear the same clothes every day

Wear no safety equipment even if their work requires it

Be collected and dropped off on a regular basis early in the morning or late at night. In a crowded minibus with other workers

Reluctant to seek help and avoid eye contact

Appear frightened or hesitant to talk to strangers


Who do I tell if I suspect someone being a victim of slavery?

If there is an emergency and someone is in immediate danger, call 999.

If you would like to report any non-emergency suspicious activity in your local area then call your local police on 101 or go to your local police station.

Call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

If you need advice or support on a modern slavery issue then you can call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700. It operates 24 hour a day, 365 days a year.

If you want to find out more about slavery we are very happy to talk to Churches or any groups Christian or not on these issues. There is strong belief that the solution to these problems lies within the community and that is you and me.  Please feel free to email us

Always remember that if you are offered a service – car wash, nail bar, building work that seems to be too good to be true it almost certainly is and someone is suffering!