Modern Day Slavery: Fighting Human Trafficking and all forms of Exploitation
The Modern Day Slavery Act came into force in the UK in July 2015.
The act consolidates the current offences relating to trafficking and slavery.
- creates two new civil orders to prevent modern slavery;
- establishes an Anti-Slavery Commissioner;
- makes provision for the protection of modern slavery victims.
Types of modern day slavery include:
- human trafficking;
- child trafficking;
- debt bondage;
- forced labour;
- sexual exploitation;
- criminal exploitation;
- domestic servitude.
The Council’s Responsibility
There is now a statutory requirement on Councils to notify the National Crime Agency of trafficked individuals. This is done via the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), for adults and children.
How you can help – spot the signs
Signs of slavery are often hidden, making it even harder to recognise victims around us. There are some common signs which you can be aware of:
- physical appearance;
- poor living conditions;
- few or no personal effects;
- restricted freedom of movement;
- unusual travel times;
- reluctant to seek help.
How to Report
The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a Home Office process. Through this, identified potential victims of modern slavery, includes human trafficking, gain access to a number of support services.
Calderdale Council Points of Contact
If you want to speak to someone before the NRM, your first point of contacts in this Council are:
- Username Jo Richmond
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone 01422 365948
For children please contact:
- Username Children’s Social Care
- Email email@example.com
- Telephone 01422 392813
Further information and links to other policies