Modern Slavery

What is modern slavery?

Modern slavery is an umbrella term which encompasses human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. Simply put modern slavery describes a situation where someone is made to do something and another person gains from this.

Exploitation can include:

  • Forced labour – being made to work for little or no money
  • Sexual exploitation – coerced or forced into selling sex
  • Domestic servitude – forced to work within a home environment for little or no pay
  • Criminal exploitation – forced to break the law for someone else, which as begging or selling drugs
  • Forced / sham marriage – force to marry someone without consent
  • Organ harvesting – organ removal for financial gain

For further information visit our Guidance and Resources section as well as the dedicated council website pages listed below:

Modern Slavery – Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Modern Day Slavery and Exploitation – Westminster City Council

How to respond to concerns about modern slavery:

Report incidents of concern by calling 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency

Seek 24 hour advice from the Modern Slavery and Exploitation Helpline on 08000 121 700

Don’t Ignore It. Report It!

If you suspect a neighbour, friend or family member is being neglected or abused, or you need help yourself:
Report it to the relevant Local Authority or Police.