Modern day slavery and trafficking

Someone is in slavery if they are:  

  • Forced to work through mental or physical threat
  • Owned or controlled by an 'employer', usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse
  • Dehumanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as 'property'
  • Physically constrained or have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement  

Early warning signs include:  

  • Going missing and travelling to seaside or market towns  
  • Money, clothes, or accessories which they are unable to account for  
  • An increase in possession of weapons and substances with intent to supply offences outside your area  

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