Crimestoppers is raising awareness of the issue of modern day slavery and human trafficking for national Anti-Slavery Day.
Anti-Slavery Day was created in 2010 by an Act of Parliament in Britain and aims to raise awareness of modern-day slavery and to inspire people to do what they can to eliminate it. The bill defines modern-day slavery as child trafficking, forced labour, domestic servitude and trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Modern slavery is a brutal form of organised crime in which people are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain. Modern slavery, in particular human trafficking, is an international problem and victims may have entered the United Kingdom illegally, on forged documentation or clandestinely, or they may be British citizens living in the United Kingdom.
Human Trafficking is the second most profitable crime in the world. Watch our video to find out more about the signs that you should look out for, for forced labour.
For more information on joining the fight, you can find more information on Crimestoppers main website or use the following contacts:
Call the police on 999 in an emergency, 101 if itâ€™s not.Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111Modern Slavery Helpline: 0800 0121 700Thereâ€™s also an online form created by the Home Office: https://modernslavery.co.uk/contact.html