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  • Sense it. Spot it. Stop it.

    If a person is in immediate danger always dial 999.

  • People's Rights

    UNDERSTANDING THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE YOU ENCOUNTER WILL EQUIP YOU BETTER TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE NEED TO SENSE IT, SPOT IT, STOP IT.

    We have summarised key legislation below but you can follow the links for further reading should you wish to.

     

    1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Article 4: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

    Article 5: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

    Read the complete declaration

     

    1950 European Convention on Human Rights & The 1998 UK Human Rights Act

    Article 4: Prohibition of slavery and forced labour

    1. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.

    2. No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour.

    Read the complete European Convention

    Read the complete UK Human Rights Act

     

    2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons: 

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is responsible for implementing this Protocol. It offers practical help to states with drafting laws, creating comprehensive national anti-trafficking strategies, and assisting with resources to implement them.

    You can read about this protocol as part of the wider convention documents


    2005 Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings:

    The purposes of this Convention are:

     

    • to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, while guaranteeing gender equality
    • to protect the human rights of the victims of trafficking, design a comprehensive framework for the protection and assistance of victims and witnesses, while guaranteeing gender equality, as well as to ensure effective investigation and prosecution;
    • to promote international cooperation on action against trafficking in human beings.

     

    Read the complete Council of Europe convention

     



    If a child or adult is in immediate danger call 999.

  • Police

    Share what you have identified with your local police force.

  • Victim Support

    Support, advice and services available for potential adult trafficking cases.

  • Children's Services

    Advice and information on what to do and who to contact when a case involves a child.

  • Immigration Support

    Advice for cases where the potential victim may need immigration support.


  • The Police

    If the person's life is in immediate danger then you should call the police straight away.


    Phone: 999

    Website: www.police.uk

    Local Police

    If the potential victim is in a situation that needs intervention then you should call your local police.

    Calls to 101 are a fixed rate of 15p per call, you will be redirected to the relevant place.


    Phone: 101

    Metropolitan Police

    The metropolitan police have a 24hour helpline for Victims and those who suspect trafficked victims are living in their community.


    Phone: 0800 783 25 89

    Website: www.met.police.uk

    Crimestoppers

    Call Crimestoppers if you would like to make an anonymous report of any information you have surrounding human trafficking.


    Phone: 0800 555 111

    Website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org


    Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is responsible for delivering the UK government's contract to manage support services for adult female and male victims of Human Trafficking. Their confidential referral helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


    Phone: 0300 303 81 51

    E-mail: info@salvationarmy.org.uk

    Website: www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/Trafficking

    Migrant Help

    Migrant Help is responsible for support services for adult female and male victims of Human Trafficking. For cases in Scotland and NI they are a primary contact. Available 24 hours a day. They are a first responder for the NRM.


    Phone: 01304 203 977 or 07766 668 781

    E-mail: info@migranthelpuk.org

    Website: www.migranthelpuk.org

    TARA

    The Scottish Government provides funding to TARA (the Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance) to provide support to women, over 18 yrs, trafficked (or potentially trafficked) for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation, recovered across Scotland.


    Phone: 0141 276 77 24

    POPPY Project

    The Poppy Project provides support, advocacy and accommodation to trafficked women. They are a first responder for the NRM.


    Phone: 020 7735 2062 (ask for the POPPY Project duty worker)

    E-mail: post@eavesforwomen.org.uk

    Website: www.eavesforwomen.org.uk/about-eaves/our-projects/the-poppy-project

    Kalayaan

    Provide advice, advocacy and support services in the UK for migrant domestic workers. They are a first responder for the NRM.


    Phone: 0207 243 2942

    E-mail: info@kalayaan.org.uk

    Website: www.kalayaan.org.uk

    Medaille Trust

    Help women, young men and children who have been freed from human-trafficking. They provide safe housing and offer opportunities for physical and psychological healing and rehabilitation. They are a first responder for the NRM.


    E-mail: enquiries@medaille-trust.org.uk

    Website: www.medaille.co.uk

    Unseen UK

    Unseen runs secure accommodation for women of 18 years and over who are classified as survivors/victims of human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation and domestic servitude. They are a first responder for the NRM.


    E-mail: www.unseenuk.org/about/get-in-touch

    Website: www.unseenuk.org


    NSPCC / CTAC

    NSPCC National Child Trafficking Advice Centre (CTAC) provides information and advice to any professional working with children or young people who may have been trafficked into the UK. Available Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. They are a first responder for the NRM.


    Phone: 0808 800 5000

    E-mail: help@nspcc.org.uk

    Website: www.nspcc.org.uk/ctac

    Children's Services

    Your Local Authority's Children's Services are responsible for all cases that involve children.

    Your Local Authority has a general duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in need in your area, regardless of their immigration status. They have responsibilities for unaccompanied children, as well as those who arrive in the UK with their parents and about whose safety and welfare there are concerns.

    If you feel your local Children's Services would benefit from advice on how to respond to child trafficking cases recommend they contact NSPCC CTAC or ECPAT.

     


    E-mail: www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

    ECPAT

    End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) research, campaign and lobby government to prevent child exploitation and protect children in tourism and child victims of trafficking. They provide training on safeguarding children from trafficking.

    Read this page on their website which provides guidance for professionals working with children who may have been trafficked.

     


    Phone: 0207 233 9887

    E-mail: info@ecpat.org.uk

    Website: www.ecpat.org.uk


    Anti Trafficking Legal Project

    ATLeP is a network of solicitors, barristers and specialist practitioners who advise, represent and support victims of trafficking and other vulnerable people.


    E-mail: www.atlep.org.uk/contact

    Website: www.atlep.org.uk

    AIRE Centre

    The AIRE Centre promotes awareness of European law rights and assist marginalised individuals and those in vulnerable circumstances to assert those rights.


    Phone: 0207 831 4276

    E-mail: info@airecentre.org

    Website: www.airecentre.org

    Migrant's Rights Network

    Organisation working and campaigning in support of migrants in the UK.


    Phone: 0207 336 9412

    E-mail: info@migrantsrights.org.uk

    Website: www.migrantsrights.org.uk