The Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre brings us closer to the eradication of modern slavery. It provides victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses access to information and support on a 24/7 basis.
The Modern Slavery Helpline Quarter 4 Report for 2018 spans the period October-December 2018.Particular highlights of the report include:
- October saw the highest number of monthly calls to the Helpline since it was launched in October 2016. 657 calls were received by the Helpline. This may be linked to Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October.
- Compared to the previous quarter, there was a 19% increase in calls across three months.
- The Helpline has received 70 App submissions through the Unseen App, which was released at the end of July 2018.
- 1,326 potential victims of modern slavery were indicated by the Helpline in this period, with 467 cases of modern slavery opened.
- The Helpline made 511 referrals to law enforcement, government agencies or the GLAA.
- In 56% of the modern slavery cases reported to the Helpline, the caller was a victim self-reporting (12%) or someone in direct contact with the victim (44%).
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