Modern Slavery / human trafficking is a crime and terrible violation against the rights of a human being by another, where men, women, young people and children are bought and sold as commodities to be forced to work, commit crime, sold into the commercial sex industry, forced into unpaid domestic servitude, or other forms of abuse.
This is a crime that does not discriminate between age, gender, race or social status, although individuals who are experiencing some form of vulnerability may be more at risk of being tricked, coerced, threatened or groomed into a situation where they become a victim. The perpetrator will control the person they are exploiting through physical, financial or psychological means, or all three, taking away his or her freedom.
Here at Sacred Heart Parish we are committed to educating our parishioners to be aware of, and responsive to, the plight of these vulnerable members of our society. To report concerns contact:
• Within the Church setting : Safeguarding Officer Helen Moulton 07881 933956
• North Wales Police : 999 in an emergency or 101 in non-emergency
• Crime Stoppers: 0800 555 111
This service is available 24/7 and is always anonymous
Also online at crimestoppers-uk.org
For information about modern slavery including training and awareness raising sessions