Human trafficking is the modern day form of slavery. It is the illegal trade in human beings for sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude, forced criminal activity or removal of human organs (this list is not exhaustive). Children, women and men are held against their will, bought, sold and transported into slavery.
There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in history; an estimated 40 million men, women and children. One in four is a child under 18.
Migrant Help has been assisting survivors of human trafficking since 2008. We provide safe accommodation and support in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Migrant Help provides specialist support programmes and
a 24/7 confidential advice line for survivors of
human trafficking and modern slavery across the UK.
‘Hidden in plain sight’ is a term that describes human trafficking really well. Despite popular belief, modern slavery has been reported in most local authorities across the country. What are the most common signs you can look out for?
Do you think you may be, or have been, a victim of slavery or human trafficking? Have you come into contact with someone you suspect is being exploited? You can speak to someone in your own language today.