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Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery is the term used within the UK and is defined within the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Act categorises offences of Slavery, Servitude and Forced or Compulsory Labour and Human Trafficking (the of which comes from the Palermo Protocol).

These crimes include holding a person in a position of slavery , servitude forced or compulsory labour, or facilitating their travel with the intention of exploiting them soon after.

Although human trafficking often involves an international cross-border element, it is also possible to be a victim of modern slavery within your own country.

It is possible to be a victim even if consent has been given to be moved.

Children cannot give consent to being exploited therefore the element of coercion or deception does not need to be present to prove an offence.

Local Contacts

  • Thames Valley Police – 101 or 999 in an emergency
  • NSPCC Child Trafficking Helpline for information and advice - 0808 800 5000
  • Modern Slavery Helpline for confidential 24/7 advice and reporting – 08000 121 700

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Berkshire Child protection Procedures Online

If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child please phone.

  • Referral and Assessment Team (Children's Safeguarding and Social Care Team: telephone 0118 908 8002 or email: triage@wokingham.gov.uk. You will also need to complete a multi agency referral form (see below). 
  • Emergency Duty Team - out of office hours: telephone: 01344 786 543 FREE
  • Thames Valley Police: telephone 0845 8505 505 FREE
  • NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) 24 Hour Helpline: 0808 800 5000 5000 FREE

Call 999 in an emergency If you believe a child is in immediate danger

Multi Agency Referral Form