Modern slavery

Signs of modern slavery

There is no typical victim of slavery. Victims can be men, women and children of all ages, ethnicities and nationalities.  Some people can be at more risk because of money, social or health issues, or because of their age or immigration status, but modern slavery can happen anywhere in any situation.

The signs of slavery are often hidden and can be very different, making it difficult to recognise victims. Victims might look helpless and afraid, but they can also seem to accept their situation, be completely unaware of it, or even defend the people who are exploiting them.

Report a concern

If you think modern slavery is happening, tell someone as soon as you think it’s safe to. 

This could be about a victim, a suspect, or a particular business or place.