Modern slavery

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

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;

Human trafficking

Forced labour

Domestic servitude

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Appearing to be malnourished, unkempt or withdrawn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