Modern slavery and human trafficking
While awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking is slowly growing, the signs are often hidden, making victims even harder to recognise. Businesses like nail bars, takeaways, car washes and farms may unknowingly be employing people who have been trafficked into the country – or they could be a cover. Landlords could be providing accommodation to groups of people being controlled or exploited. And taxi companies, petrol stations or hotels may be used when transporting, holding or working victims.
What can you do if you suspect modern day slavery or human trafficking?
If you suspect human trafficking or modern day slavery you can report it onlineor call Kent Police on 101.
If you don’t want to give us your name you can give information to Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use their online form.
Alternatively, you can call the National Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or complete their online form.
More information here
It's closer than you think.
Download the Support for Victims of Human Trafficking leaflet. It’s available in Albanian, Czech, English, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Ugandan, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Vietnamese and Yoruba.
Get Help immediately
If you or someone else is in immediate danger call Kent Police on 999.
For support and guidance you can call:
- Salvation Army on their 24-hour confidential helpline on 0300 3038151.
- Unseen's Modern Day Slavery team on their 24 hour helpline on 08000 121 700. Their helpline provides guidance for people who suspect modern slavery and support for modern slavery victims.