Types of Slavery

Forced Labour

Victims are forced to work against their will, often working very long hours for little or no pay in dire conditions under verbal or physical threats of violence. Forced labour occurs in a swathe of industries across the UK including the construction sector, janitorial work, beauty, food production and packing, and in seasonal agriculture.

Sexual Exploitation

Victims are forced to perform non-consensual or abusive sexual acts against their will, such as prostitution, escort work and pornography. Adults are coerced often under the threat of force, or another penalty.

Criminal Exploitation

Often controlled and maltreated, victims are forced into crimes such as county lines drug dealing, cannabis cultivation, forced begging or pick pocketing against their will.

Domestic Servitude

Victims are forced to carry out housework and domestic chores in private households with little or no pay, restricted movement, very limited or no free time and minimal privacy.

Organ Harvesting

Where persons are trafficked in order to sell their body parts and organs for transplants - includes eggs, kidneys and eyes.