Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Victims of modern slavery are held against their will and are often unseen or unheard. They may be forced into sexual exploitation, criminal activity, inhumane treatment and servitude. Victims can be trafficked internationally as well as between towns or counties within a country. 
We have a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery and is committed to ensuring effective processes are in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the organisation or supply chain.

Our Modern Slavery Statement

Our Modern Slavery Statement 2020-21 is made is accordance to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Report a concern

If you think someone is a victim of modern slavery or human trafficking you can make a safeguarding referral to:

  • Adults:  Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Access Team 01702 215008 (option 5)
  • Children:  Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's MASH+ Team 01702 215007
  • Emergency Duty Team 0345 606 1212 (children and adults out of hours 365 days a year)

You may also report via:

  • The Modern Slavery Helpline 0800 0121 700
  • The Salvation Army 24 hour confidential referral helpline 0300 303 8151
  • Stop the Traffik 24 hour confidential victim helpline 0207 921 4258

Further information

For additional support or advice regarding modern slavery and human trafficking see the links below:

Contact Switchboard and Out of Hours

Telephone: 01702 215000

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