In today’s interconnected world, the pervasive issues of slavery and human trafficking persist as a dark stain on global society. It is imperative for us all to remain vigilant within our businesses and supply chains.
These crimes take various forms—ranging from forced labour and domestic servitude to sexual and criminal exploitation.
Even closer to home, the United Kingdom grapples with the harsh reality of modern slavery with Anti-Slavery International suggesting:
Recognizing the signs of potential exploitation is crucial in combating modern slavery. Here are 5 indicators to remain vigilant:
As a funder to over 300 recruitment agencies dealing with temporary workers in multiple sectors, heightened vigilance is essential. Exploitation can occur when workers are trafficked into temporary roles, either individually or in organised ‘gangs’ under the guise of a single LTD company.
The QUBA Solutions staff are trained to be vigilant and report any concerns to their line manager promptly. We actively encourage recruitment partners and connections to report potential cases of modern slavery through official channels:
modernslavery.co.uk or helpline: 0800 012 1700
In emergencies or serious threats, contact the police at 999