Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Human trafficking and modern slavery is abuse. It is illegal, but it continues to flourish in every large town and city in the UK (NCA, 2017). There is no 'typical' victim of modern slavery. Victims can be men, women, and children of all ages, ethnicities, nationalities and backgrounds.
Human trafficking is the illegal movement of people through force, fraud or deception, with the
intention of exploiting them through forced labour, sexual exploitation or criminal activity.
Someone is in slavery if they are forced to work, if they are owned or controlled by an employer,
if they are dehumanised and treated as a commodity, or bought and sold as 'property', or if they are physically constrained or have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement.
What we do
- We take all instances of exploitation through trafficking or slavery extremely seriously and involve the police and other agencies where necessary
- We have a Safeguarding and Welfare Team who you can contact if you're a victim of exploitation
- We take action if you have been a victim of trafficking and slavery or fear someone may be exploiting you
- We review our learners' welfare regularly via telephone reviews and/or learner welfare visits (for 16-19 year old learners)
- We provide advice and information on the 'Stay Safe' section of our website including details of national organisations that can help
What you will do
- I will talk to someone if I feel that I am a victim of exploitation
- I will talk to someone if I think someone else is a victim of exploitation
- I know that I can report my concerns to the Safeguarding and Welfare Team at Buttercups
- I will avoid putting myself in risky or dangerous situations, particularly with people I do not know
- I will use the internet/social media safely and not post anything that could be used to exploit me
- I am aware that some people on the internet/social media are not who they say they are
If you are worried or have any concerns, please contact the Buttercups Safeguarding and Welfare Team.
OFFICE HOURS: 0115 937 4936
OUT OF HOURS: 07483 038898
OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES
MODERN SLAVERY HELPLINE
THE SALVATION ARMY
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