We are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking, and are a member of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership.

Working with the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, we work to:

  • raise awareness of the signs of modern slavery
  • identify those vulnerable to it
  • respond to reports and incidents

In our annual statement, we set out what we have done to prevent slavery and human trafficking in the previous year.

What is modern slavery?

Someone is in slavery if they are:

  • forced to work
  • owned or controlled by an ’employer’
  • dehumanised
  • treated as a commodity or property
  • have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement

Report modern slavery

Report concerns about a child by:

Report concerns about an adult by:

How you can help

Be aware that slavery still happens and may exist in your neighbourhood, business, and community.

Those trapped within slavery may attend the same school as your children. They may be cooking your food at the local restaurant, painting your nails at the local nail bar, or packing the fruit you eat.

It is everyone’s responsibility to look for slavery and report any suspicions or incidents – working together, it can be stopped.

Spot the signs

We all need to know the signs, so we can report it and get help.

The signs could include someone:

  • working long hours in harsh or unsafe conditions
  • living somewhere dirty, cramped or overcrowded
  • living and working at the same address
  • being unable to move around freely
  • showing signs of physical or psychological abuse
  • seeming frightened or withdrawn
  • being reluctant to seek help
  • being fearful of the police and not knowing who to trust
  • having no control of their ID, such as their passport

Further information

For further information and to report concerns confidentially about children or adults: