Modern slavery

Pages in Modern slavery

  1. 1. You are here: What is modern slavery?
  2. 2. Slavery in our borough
  3. 3. Spot the signs
  4. 4. How to report suspicions
  5. 5. More information

1. What is modern slavery?

Modern slavery includes human trafficking, domestic servitude, forced labour or criminality and sexual exploitation.

There are more slaves worldwide today than at the height of the Atlantic slave trade in the 18th Century. That includes over 13,000 modern slaves in the UK today - and the number is growing.

In the UK, forced labour and forced criminality are the most common types of slavery. Modern Slavery can be more prevalent in certain businesses such as nail bars, car washes, takeaways and agricultural work.