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Modern slavery and exploitation

Last updated by on Monday, May 22, 2023


Unseen has published an annual report for its UK modern slavery and exploitation helpline. Findings from the helpline 2022 assessment include: the helpline identified 6,516 ‘potential victims’; just over 8% of all modern slavery cases raised by the helpline indicated that the people involved were under the age of 18; and the most common form of exploitation experienced by under-18-year-olds was labour exploitation.


Recommendations include:

  • the need to raise awareness of the true size of the problem
  • better support for people who have experienced modern slavery
  • more resources to target the criminals behind the exploitation.