Modern Slavery is real. It is happening in our communities. We interact with it, often unaware of the forms it takes in nail bars, car washes, or even further down in the supply chains of our smartphone manufacturers and our favourite coffee producers. Unseen is a charity working towards a world without slavery. They also run the Modern Slavery Helpline to which you can report any concerns you may have about possible exploitation taking place in your neighbourhood. The number is 08000 121 700. The following link provides more information
In York and North Yorkshire, we have established a Modern Slavery Partnership which brings key agencies together to ensure that we are providing advice and guidance to our front-line staff and communities to recognise the signs of modern slavery and how to report it, that we are running training events and putting in place support for victims.