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Modern Slavery

This short film is aimed at frontline professionals, such as GPs and nurses, who may come in to contact with potential victims. It contains information on the types of labour exploitation victims can face, as well as the signs to spot and how professionals have a crucial role in identifying and safeguarding victims.

The film could form part of a training package on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking or be shown at conferences. Further resources for partners can be found on GOV.UK.


The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires employers with responsibility for supply chains to not award work to any supplier it believes is coercing people to work for little or know money. The legal requirements on employers are summarised here while a practical guide to meeting the legal duty is available here

Here at the CCG, we have signed up to a Cheshire-wide strategy to combat modern slavery.

Click here for a description of the legal duty for specified public authorities to notify the Home Office of anyone in England or Wales who is a suspected victim of slavery or human trafficking.

Click here for links to lots of useful web links on combating modern slavery.

Click here for the Summer 2017 edition of the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Newsletter.


Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking involves men, women and children being brought into a situation of exploitation through the use of violence, deception or coercion and forced to work against their will. People can be trafficked for many different forms of exploitation such as forced prostitution, forced labour, forced begging, and forced criminality, domestic servitude, forced marriage and forced organ removal.

The difference between smuggling and trafficking

People trafficking and people smuggling are often confused. People smuggling is the illegal movement of people across international borders for a fee and upon arrival in the country of destination the smuggled person is free.

The trafficking of people is fundamentally different as the trafficker is facilitating the movement of that person for the purpose of exploitation. There is no need for an international border to be crossed in cases of trafficking, it also occurs also nationally, even within one community.