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GLAA & Crimestoppers Join forcesIndependent charity Crimestoppers is working with The Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to raise awareness of the different strands of Modern Day Slavery and Labour Exploitation.
Through this campaign it is anticipated that more information will be gathered by the authority, which will enable them to protect, prevent and reduce victims of this crime. This e-newsletter highlights the different strands of Modern Day Slavery and Labour Exploitation and the signs to be aware of, as well as the different reporting opportunities available to those with information.
This includes Crimestoppers which is a registered UK charity, providing an anonymous telephone line which offers a translation service in any language or an online form, all available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week – and both of which are 100% anonymous.
Modern Slavery is an international crime that affects an estimated 29.8 million slaves around the world. It is estimated there are 13,000 people held in slavery in the UK today. In 2015 there were 3,266 potential victims identified and referred to the National Crime Agency.
Modern Slavery takes a number of forms including sexual exploitation and forced labour. Often the person is forced or compelled to work and they are often controlled by an 'employer', usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse. Signs that someone might be a victim of modern slavery include: