Modern Slavery Protocol for Local Authorities
The Human Trafficking Foundation, together with the London Working Group, has produced several resources to help Local Authorities improve their response to human trafficking and modern slavery, in particular the identification and support offered to adult survivors.
Please see the documents below for more information:
Definitions and Indicators: how to identify a victim of human trafficking or modern slavery
Statutory Duties and Powers: The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and a Local Authority's statutory duties to identify and support victims of human trafficking and modern slavery
- NRM Adult Referral Guidance
New Modern Slavery Apps Launched
Safe Car Wash App
A Safe Car Wash app has been launched, supported by the Gangmasters’ and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), National Crime Agency (NCA), National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) and the Local Government Association (LGA), to help identify modern slavery in hand car washes.
Hand car washes have been identified by the GLAA as a sector where there is a higher risk of modern slavery and labour exploitation.
The Safe Car Wash app provides the public with the tools to help them identify rogue operators and report their concerns. Information will be anonymised and shared with the GLAA and NCA. The app can be downloaded for free on to Apple and Android devices via the app store.
On Monday 30 July, World Day Against Trafficking, Unseen, in partnership with BT, released the Unseen App to make reporting to their Modern Slavery Helpline even easier. The App provides a simple guide to recognising the signs of modern slavery and reporting concerns in confidence to free more victims of slavery. The app was developed for Unseen by the Helpline’s founding partner BT and can be found by searching ‘Unseen UK’ in app stores now.