Modern slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain.
Modern slavery can include human trafficking and slavery, criminal exploitation, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, as defined in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Victims can be any age, gender, ethnicity, or nationality. They may be too frightened to seek help themselves and are often led into their situation under false pretences. Find further information on Modern slavery antislavery.org.
Modern slavery statement and strategy
You can view our Modern Slavery statement which outlines the measures we have in place to ensure this doesn't happen as well as to report on the work that has taken place over the previous 12 months in tackling modern slavery.
View our Modern Slavery Strategy which contains lots of information on how to spot the signs that slavery and exploitation may be taking place and who to contact if you have any concerns.
Support and how to report
Support available to victims of modern slavery can be found on the Home Office website including a leaflet that is available in 11 foreign languages in addition to English.
You can report modern slavery online to Kent Police, or you can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.
You can contact Kent Police on 101 or if there is immediate threat to life, always call 999.
Modern Slavery Helpline
Information and advice on modern slavery.
The Salvation Army
Immediate and intensive support to ensure victims of trafficking are given the best possible chance of recovery.
Support services for adult victims of human trafficking.
Advice, advocacy and support services for migrant domestic workers.
Helps women, young men and children who have been freed from human trafficking.
Provides direct, specialist support to trafficked children.
Human-rights organisation working to eliminate slavery throughout the world.