Shockingly, there are an estimated 100,000 victims of modern slavery today, right here in the UK. The Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline provides expert support and information to thousands of people, and helps victims of modern slavery to find safety, any time of day or night, 365 days a year.
An estimated 100,000 people are trapped in modern slavery in the UK. During the CoVID pandemic, more people than ever before have been forced into horrific sexual, labour & criminal exploitation. In 2020, 10,610 victims were able to get help: 4,946 (47%) of these were children, mostly UK nationals, forced to sell drugs (County Lines) by organised gangs. Criminal gangs make huge profits by selling people for sex; forcing them to work without pay; or to break the law, often in plain sight.
Unseen's Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline operates 24/7, 365 days a year, in over 200 languages. Anyone with a concern can call e.g: parents, businesses, police, NHS workers and victims themselves. Our expert Call Advisors provide support and information and get victims to safety. Every call is recorded and the data is used to build intelligence which we share with Police and key agencies to help disrupt exploiters and keep people safe.