Modern Slavery is hidden in plain sight within our communities. Latest statistics indicate there are as many as 136,000 modern-day slaves in the UK.
We shared information on modern slavery with The Sheffield Telegraph and the Yorkshire post, highlighting the prevalence of slavery within the UK and the need for people to take action and look out for the signs in their local communities.
We also shared two powerful stories of freedom from survivors we have supported, and what to do if you think someone is a victim.
Our CEO Ed Newton said “People are trafficked into sectors which rely on casual labour. You might see them every day, working in roles that make your life easier, and not realise their plight. They are visible, yet invisible.”
To read the full articles, visit https://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/people/trafficking-happening-right-now-our-doorstep-sheffield-814585 and https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage/human-trafficking-is-happening-on-our-doorstep-says-head-of-sheffield-anti-slavery-charity-1-10053865
For information on how to Spot the Signs, visit https://cityhearts.co.uk/spotthesigns