Modern slavery exists in many forms in the UK, including trafficking into criminal activities like cannabis farming, sexual exploitation, domestic slavery or forced labour on farms, in construction, shops, bars, nail bars, car washes or manufacturing.
If you're a victim of modern day slavery, or know someone who is, and there's an emergency that's ongoing or life is in danger, call 999 now.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use the Essex Police textphone service 18000 or text 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
Other ways to report:
- by calling 101 (If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service on 18001 101)
- in the safety of your local police station (if you require a translator, Police can provide someone initially by phone and later in person)
Adult Social Care
If you are being abused in relation to your care and support needs, contact Adult Social Care.
Telephone: 0345 603 7630
Textphone: 0345 758 5592
Monday to Thursday, 8:45am to 5pm
Friday, 8:45am to 4:30pm
Out of hours telephone: 0345 606 1212
The national referral mechanism is used to identify and refer potential victims of modern slavery and make sure they receive appropriate support. Specific public authorities have a duty to notify the Secretary of State of any person identified in England and Wales as a suspected victim of slavery or human trafficking.
Call the modern slavery helpline on 0800 0121 700 or report it online.
For more information on spotting the signs of modern slavery and what you can do, please visit Unseen.