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Modern Day Slavery

What is Modern Slavery?

Modern Slavery is an international crime, affecting an estimated 29.8 million slaves around the world**. It is a global problem that transcends age, gender and ethnicities, including here in the UK and it’s important that we bring this hidden crime into the open.

It can include victims that have been brought from overseas, and vulnerable people in the UK, being forced to illegally work against their will in many different sectors, including brothels, cannabis farms, nail bars and agriculture. Read more here.

Modern Slavery includes sexual exploitation.

 

Slavery IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

Slavery is not an issue confined to history or an issue that only exists in certain countries - it is something that is still happening today. It is a global problem and the UK is no exception.

 

If you suspect slavery is happening...

Report it

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Contact the Modern Slavery Helpline Online

If you have concerns about someone you know, including a person in your family, you can use this form to tell the Modern Slavery Helpline.

One of our advisors will read it within 24 hours and decide what action needs to be taken. Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 0121 700*.

Call the Police on 999 in an emergency, or 101 if it is not urgent.

 

What is happening locally?

With more slaves worldwide today than in any other time in history, Bedfordshire Police, together with Bedfordshire against Modern Slavery (BAMS) and Soroptimist International, is taking action.

A recent one day conference was held in Bedfordshire on modern day slavery. The presentations and the intelligence submission protocol can be found herehttp://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/tackling_crime/human_trafficking/training_the_trainers_conferen.aspx

 

 

News

May 2017 newsletter

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Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here