Modern slavery

What is Modern Slavery?

In 2015, a law was created to cover all crimes of slavery, servitude and human trafficking. 

Modern slavery is where victims are forced, threatened or tricked into circumstances where they have to work, commit crimes or prostitute themselves. Those responsible may be part of a criminal network which makes it extremely difficult for victims to break free without specialist help. 

Whether locally or on a wider basis, there are experts to talk to, whether about your own situation, the circumstances of a person you have seen or heard about, or a person you know. 

Look at the support tabs on the right for contact details or below for more information on support and how to report. 


How to report:

Modern slavery is a global issue with international, national, regional and local relevance. You can find details around reporting below:

Is it happening right now with a risk of harm to people?

Ring 999 and ask for Sussex Police. 

Are you aware of what might be happening but you don't think there is an immediate risk?

Ring 101 or report online to Sussex Police.

Additionally, you can speak to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority if it is around vulnerable or exploited workers:

Ring 0800 432 0804


Help and Advice:

Do you want help or advice on something you suspect might be connected to slavery or human trafficking?

You can ring:

Modern Slavery Helpline 08000 121 700 or report online on their website.

Salvation Army Advice Line 0300 303 8151

Or, if you work with children or young persons who may have been trafficked:

NSPCC Child Trafficking Advice Line 0808 800 5000

You can find some more answers on our Frequently Asked Questions.

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