Sense it. Spot it.
? Count the signs. If you see one or more of these signs at a property consider making a referral to the appropriate organisation. Alongside these specific signs can you identify any signs that suggest movement, recruitment, deception, coercion or exploitation?
Whilst not an exhaustive list, these are key indicators in any form of exploitation that could alert you to a potential trafficking situation
Is the person lacking in self-esteem or do they seem anxious with an expression of fear?
Deception or coercion?
Is there any evidence to suggest deception or coercion may be taking place?
Does the person act as if instructed by another? There may be control over their movement, either as an individual or part of a group.
Have there been threats against the individual or their family members? There may be signs of psychological trauma.
Is the person in possession of their legal documents? They may be held by somebody else.
Does the person need any medical care? Access to this care may have been prevented.
Does the person perceive to be bonded by debt or is money deducted from their salary for food or other costs?
Is the person distrustful of authorities? Victims may fear being handed over to them.
Does the person have contact with their family? Limited social contact is typically imposed on trafficking victims.