Modern slavery is a harmful and hidden crime and its victims may be especially isolated and hidden from view during the COVID 19 outbreak. However, help and support is available for victims of modern slavery.
Have you encountered someone who may be a potential victim of modern slavery? You don’t need to be sure that modern slavery is taking place or fully understand the types and definitions to report your concerns. Call the police on 101 if you suspect modern slavery, or 999 if there is an immediate risk of harm. The Salvation Army’s confidential 24/7 referral helpline on 0800 808 3733 will provide advice on getting support to potential victims.
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Modern Slavery Helpline (Unseen) App
The Modern Slavery Helpline, operated by Unseen, has released an app to make reporting to their Helpline even easier.
The App provides a guide to recognising the signs of modern slavery and makes reporting concerns easier.
It was developed by the Helpline's founding partner, BT.
The App can be downloaded from your app store by searching 'Unseen UK'.
The Farm Work Welfare App
A new app designed to eradicate labour exploitation on British farms
The Farm Work Welfare App, developed by The Clewer Initiative, will provide information on employment rights in eight languages and is aimed at the thousands of workers who come every year to help with the harvest of fruit and vegetables on UK farms.
It will allow both farmers and workers to flag up concerns of labour exploitation or modern slavery and seek help.
The app is live on Google Play and the Apple App Store https://apps.apple.com/app/id1519408010