Modern Slavery Act

Modern Slavery Act Statement

The NHS has a significant role to play in combatting modern slavery and supporting victims. But to do this we need to ensure that staff understand that modern slavery exists, and we need to ensure that staff are confident and able to both recognise the signs and symptoms of both victim and perpetrators and know what to do.

Slavery is a violation of a person’s human rights. It can take the form of human trafficking, forced labour, bonded labour, forced or servile marriage, descent-based slavery and domestic slavery. A person is considered to be in modern slavery if they are;

  • Forced to work through mental or physical threat
  • Owned or controlled by an “employer”, usually through mental or physical abuse
  • De-humanised, treated as a commodity or sold or bought as “property”
  • Physically constrained or has restrictions placed in their freedom of movement

Publishing Modern Slavery Information

  pdf Modern Slavery Act 2017 Statement  (228 KB)

Further Reading and information can be found below:

NHS England – Modern Slavery Act (Blog)