We sit on the HMSP Humber modern slavery partnership, one of the biggest contributors to modern slavery is homelessness. Find more out about HMSP here http://www.humberantislave.com/
We believe we should have a world free of slavery and oppression for all. With homelessness and poverty being a major contributor to modern slavery we are working on ways to identify those links, educate potential victims and remove those desperate circumstances which could lead to someone being exploited.
One way in which we are working to tackle modern slavery is to develop monitoring and reporting procedures with an on street task force, trained and motivated to investigate potential trafficking rings, sexual exploitation, forced labor and serious financial abuse and manipulation. Working closely with Hope For Justice as part of the HMSP we are confident we can better support victims, bring perpetrators to justice and raise valuable awareness.
Types of modern slavery;
Sexual exploitation, such as escort work, prostitution and pornography
Debt bondage – being forced to work to pay off debts that realistically they never will be able to
Possible indicators of modern slavery;
Signs of physical or emotional abuse
Appearing to be malnourished, unkempt or withdrawn
Isolation from the community, seeming under the control or influence of others
Living in dirty, cramped or overcrowded accommodation and or living and working at the same address
Lack of personal effects or identification documents
Always wearing the same clothes
Avoidance of eye contact, appearing frightened or hesitant to talk to strangers
Fear of law enforcers