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.

How to report 

You can report modern slavery online to Kent Police or by calling 101. In an emergency always call 999.

There are a range of apps available to report which you can find on the Safeguarding Hub.


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.

  • 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.
  • Migrant Help - Support services for adult victims of human trafficking.
  • Kalayaan - Advice, advocacy and support services for migrant domestic workers.
  • Medaille Trust - Helps women, young men and children who have been freed from human trafficking.
  • Barnardo's - Provides direct, specialist support to trafficked children.
  • Anti-slavery - Human-rights organisation working to eliminate slavery throughout the world.
  • POPPY Project - Provides high-quality support, advocacy and accommodation to trafficked women.
  • National Crime Agency (NCA) - 24 hour advice and support.
  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority - find more information on how to report and who can help.


  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness day is on 18th October
  • Stop the Traffik


Training is available for businesses and individuals from various different organisations.

  • GOV.UK training - Training and awareness raising resources available to public sector organisations to help their staff understand modern slavery and learn to spot the signs.
  • Learning pool - A free e-learning module elearning module designed to raise your awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking and to help you recognise your role in identifying and reporting concerns.
  • Hope for justice - They offer short basic awareness training as well as longer, in-depth courses on modern slavery for practitioners and professionals.
  • Unseen - Unseen offers high-quality, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited training for business, statutory services, charities and schools.
  • Skill cast - Provide a free PowerPoint and PDF training aids to teach employees about the Modern Slavery Act.
  • e-learning for healthcare - Free training aimed at helping all healthcare staff recognise the signs that someone has been trafficked.
  • Slave free alliance - A range of courses offered to suit various employer's needs