The 30th July is an annual event to raise awareness and increase prevention of people trafficking and modern day slavery. Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a violation of human rights.
Thousands of men, women and children fall victim to traffickers every year. This often happens as a result of them being misled to believe that they are being taken to work that will make their family better off, or through force or being kidnapped. Victims lose their rights and are forced to work, often doing hard labour or prostitution, but receive no payment. Additionally, they also frequently have their documents taken from them and are threatened with punishment if they should try to escape.
For more information about trafficking and modern day slavery, and how to notice signs that this may be taking place please visit: https://www.unseenuk.org/about-modern-slavery/
If you would like to find out more about how to combat modern slavery or arrange an event in your parish to raise awareness please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a victim of trafficking and would like support, or you are concerned about someone you believe may be being trafficked, you can contact:
The Safeguarding Office – Please call us on 01364 645430 between Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm for a confidential conversation.
The Medaille Trust – A charity that provides refuge for victims of modern slavery
24/7 Telephone Helpline: 0800 069 9916
Unseen – A UK charity that provides safe houses and support in the community for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery.
24/7 Modern Slavery and Exploitation Helpline: 08000 121 700