Modern Slavery in the Care Sector

After previous topics of safeguarding, this month we are going to look at something that comes under that issue: modern slavery.

Modern Slavery is seen in healthcare more often than you would expect. It may be surprising that slavery is still a thing in the modern day, but if you look in the news and online there are more instances of it than some may think.

You might not be able to guess some of the reasons why people are being trafficked as they can be quite obscure e.g.:

Sexual exploitation (31%) Forced labour including in the agricultural, construction, food processing & hospitality industries and in factories (22%) Criminal activity including cannabis cultivation, street crime, forced begging and benefit fraud (17%) Domestic servitude (11%) Organ harvesting (<1%)

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