Modern slavery is the movement and trade of people of any age, often for the purpose of sexual exploitation, forced labour or organ harvesting. Modern slavery can include victims that have been brought from overseas, and vulnerable people in the UK.
Human traffickers can use a variety of means to recruit, transport, receive and hide their victims such as threats or force, abduction, deception or false promises.
Signs of slavery are often hidden, making it even harder to recognise victims around us. Here are some common signs to be aware of.
Important: If you believe a person is being trafficked and is in immediate danger, you should call 999 straight away.
If you suspect modern slavery fill in the Give us Information about suspected crime form or visit your local police station.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online or on 0800 555 111.
The following agencies offer help and support: