Modern slavery is a serious crime. It encompasses slavery, servitude, and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. Modern slavery victims can often face more than one type of abuse and slavery, for example if they are sold to another trafficker and then forced into another form of exploitation.

A person is trafficked if they are brought to, or moved around, a country by others who threaten, frighten, hurt and force them to do work or other things they don’t want to do.

Call 999 if it’s an emergency or you’re in immediate danger.

Get help If you think you may be a victim

The Live Fear Free helpline provides help and advice to:

  • anyone experiencing modern slavery, domestic abuse or sexual violence
  • people who know someone who needs help
  • practitioners seeking professional advice

Get in touch with live fear free advisers free of charge by phone, online chat, text or email.