There are an estimated 40.3 million slaves worldwide. There are more slaves around the world now than any time in history and human trafficking is one of the biggest growing criminal industries worldwide.
Police intelligence suggests that modern slavery is prevalent in every local authority in Nottinghamshire. This site can help equip you with how to spot slavery, what to do if you or someone you know if affected by slavery and help to make Nottinghamshire slavery free. Nobody deserves to be used as commodity, together we can be equipped to recognise the ‘slave next door’.
Modern slavery is often hidden in plain sight with an estimated 13,000 slaves in the UK.
Modern slavery is a serious crime and is the control or possession of a person by others who threaten, frighten, hurt and exploit them, forcing them to do work or other things they don’t want to do. Often they are tricked into their circumstance, trapped using force and are traded or used as a commodity.
Anyone can become a victim of modern slavery and some factors may increase the risk of people being targeted. These include mental health issues, financial circumstances, age, disability, substance abuse, family situations or lack of support network. It's a crime that can remain hidden because it targets the vulnerable and voiceless, keeping it silent.
Nobody deserves to be tricked, trapped or traded.
To achieve our pledge to make Nottingham slavery free we need to help one another to be able to spot the signs of slavery in our community. There's lots of great resources to help (check out some of them here) and on the web-site you can find information on what to do if you are concerned about a situation here so you know where to go to report suspicions or get help. Together we can make Nottingham slavery free.