Human trafficking

A growing yet hidden problem in the UK

Human trafficking is a growing problem in the UK, and one which still remains very much hidden from society. People need to be aware that human trafficking is happening throughout the UK – the more people that are aware of human trafficking, the more chance we have to end the trafficking of hundreds of men, women and children every year. Click here to visit the Salvation Army’s website for advice on how to spot the signs.

Worldwide more than 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked every year.

Through working with victims, we see first hand just how devastating the effects of human trafficking can be. The horrors faced by victims, which may include being sexually exploited, forced into labour or being made to commit criminal offences, leave a lasting impact on people.

Although many victims in the UK are trafficked from other countries including Eastern Europe and Africa, people are also trafficked within the UK. People like Mike who was coerced into slavery after losing his job and becoming homeless.

Watch this video to find out more about Mike’s experience.

 

Help free the UK from modern slavery

                                                                                                                                                               We are part of the fight against human trafficking in the UK. BCHA work as a sub-contractor to the Salvation Army, who since July 2011 have delivered the UK government’s contract to manage support services for adult victims of human trafficking. Click here to read more about our work with victims of human trafficking at the Liberty Project.

If you are a victim of human trafficking and need help and support, or if you suspect someone to be a victim of trafficking and want to report this, then contact the Salvation Army’s 24-hour confidential referral helpline on 0300 3038151.

If you believe that someone is in immediate danger, then call 999.

Click here to visit modernslavery.co.uk to learn more about human trafficking, and how you can help free the UK from modern slavery.

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