Can You See Me? A21   

 

  

                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                                                                              
                                               
                                               
                                               
 

Sexual Exploitation

  

                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                                                                              
                                               
                                               
                                               
 

Forced Labour

  

                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                                                                              
                                               
                                               
                                               
 

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Child Online Exploitation

 

                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                                                                              
                                               
                                               
                                               
 

Forced Labour

 

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Sexual EXPLOITATION

Scenario 1 Taxi


Sex trafficking, also known as sexual exploitation, is the second largest type of exploitation in the UK and would not exist without the demand for commercial sex flourishing across the country. Sex trafficking involves recruiting, transporting, or holding a person by use of threats, coercion, deception, or abuse of position of power over those who are vulnerable, in order to sexually exploit them.

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forced labour

scenario 2 Nail Bar


Modern slavery is a hidden crime. The nail/beauty sector provides ample opportunity for it to take place. The nail bar sector is a legitimate industry for people to work in, yet it allows, much like the car wash, for informal casual practises to take place like cash in hard and informal contracts. Many people working in plain sight in the UK nail bars are in fact suspected to be modern slaves.   

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forced labour

Scenario 3 Car Wash


Forced labour, also known as labour trafficking, is currently the most common and prevalent form of exploitation in the UK. It takes place when a person uses force or physical threats, psychological coercion, abuse of the legal process, deception, or other coercive means to compel someone to work. Forced labour often occurs when the formal sector meets the informal, hidden economy. Car washes, for example, are recognised and established industries yet they allow for informal, unofficial, and casual practises to easily take place. i.e. cash in hand.

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Child Exploitation

Scenario 4 Online Child Exploitation


Indicators
  • Excessive use of mobile phone, gaming console or other electronic device.
  • Displaying secretive behaviour when asked what he/she is doing.
  • Leaving home without explanation and goes ‘missing’ for periods of time or regularly returns home late
  • Skips school or starts being disruptive in class
  • Appearing with unexplained gifts/possessions which cannot be accounted for
  • Child has lots of new phone numbers, texts or email addresses
  • Excessive receipt of texts/calls
  • Breakdown of relationships - isolated from peers/friends and not mixing with usual friends - becoming estranged from family/friends
  • Signs of unexplained physical harm
  • Changed physical appearance - lost weight, wearing more/less makeup
  • Problems sleeping or eating (demonstrating anxiety)
  • Appears upset or withdrawn after using the internet or texting
  • Changes in temperament - starts to become moody, aggressive or withdrawn

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forced labour

Scenario 5 FORCED CONSTRUCTION LABOUR


Indicators
  • Working excessively long hours.
  • Unable to leave their work environment at will.
  • Unpaid or underpaid.
  • Acting wholly under instructions from another person
  • Works full days without any break.
  • Limited access to funds or funds held by someone else.
  • Has few personal possessions.
  • Poor or substandard living conditions.
  • Resides in same place that they work.
  • Have no labour contract.
  • Dependant on employer for numerous services including accommodation and transportation.
  • Subject to physical and/or emotional harm.
  • Recruitment through false pretences.  
  • Exhibits anxious, submissive or depressive behaviours.

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MODERN DAY SLAVERY EXISTS,

IF YOU SUSPECT IT, REPORT IT.

 

 
Modern Slavery Helpline
REPORT NOW

 

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ABOUT-

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS THE FASTEST GROWING GLOBAL CRIME AFFECTING EVERY CONTINENT AND ECONOMIC STRUCTURE IN THE WORLD. IT IS HAPPENING IN INDUSTRIES THAT WE INTERACT WITH ON A DAILY BASIS.

Can You See Me? exists to bring awareness to the millions of men, women, and children who are currently trapped in slavery across the world.

Slavery is a hidden crime yet it is happening in plain sight. It’s happening in places across the UK that you and I interact with on a daily basis, such as nail bars, restaurants, and car washes. The top two types of slavery to be identified in the UK in 2016 were forced labour and sexual exploitation (NRM, 2016).

In response to recent statistics, Can You See Me?  highlights these two particular types of slavery to educate members of the public on common scenarios where victims may be found. Our aim is to not only help people understand the issue but also equip them to do something about it.

By partnering with law enforcement, governments, businesses, and NGOs our goal is to turn awareness into action. We hope that through collective action, human trafficking identification and rescue will increase, thereby making it more difficult for traffickers to operate.

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“The A21 Campaign has developed a powerful presentation depicting an appalling truth—
that modern slavery exists today within our communities, on our streets, and before our eyes.
Millions around the world, and thousands in the UK, are deprived of life
and liberty at the hands of evil slave masters.

Whether farm or factory, brothel or building site, car wash or cannabis farm,
we are seeing growing numbers of adults and children abused and exploited in criminal conditions.
We cannot simply watch and wait while this persists.

I hope that through this A21 initiative people will open their eyes to the
vulnerable and that together we will see victims rescued, criminals pursued, and perpetrators punished.”


– Kevin Hyland, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA KIT
     

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SOCIAL MEDIA KIT 

 
Use social media to spread the word. Don't worry, you don't have to download anything. We've equipped you to be able to post directly from your phone. Just hold down your finger on the photo you want to use and save it to your photos folder. Then copy and paste the text directly. You can use the sample captions below, or feel free to write your own.
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CAPTIONS – INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK   

  
1. Slavery still exists. If you suspect it, report it to the National Modern Slavery Helpline [08000 121 700]. A21.org/CanYouSeeMe

2. A slave may have been the last person to wash your car. Slavery is everywhere. Can you see it? A21.org/CanYouSeeMe #CanYouSeeMe

3. Modern slavery is a global crime that affects every nation including the UK. @A21 + #CanYouSeeMe aim to change that. A21.org/CanYouSeeMe

4. Slavery still exists. If you suspect it, report it. Check out @A21 and get involved: A21.org/CanYouSeeMe #CanYouSeeMe

5. Modern slavery is a hidden crime, yet it is happening in plain sight. Can you see it? Learn more: A21.org/CanYouSeeMe #CanYouSeeMe

CAPTIONS – TWITTER   

  
1. CAN YOU SEE ME? Slavery still exists. If you suspect it, report it to the National Modern Slavery Helpline [08000 121 700]. A21.org/CanYouSeeMe #CanYouSeeMe

2. I'm joining @A21 and #CanYouSeeMe to shine a spotlight on modern slavery, a global crime that affects every continent and economic structure in the world, including the UK. If you suspect it, report it to the National Modern Slavery Helpline [08000 121 700]. Learn more: A21.org/CanYouSeeMe

3. Slavery still exists. If you suspect it, report it to the National Modern Slavery Helpline [08000 121 700]. I'm joining @A21 to do something about it. Get involved: A21.org/CanYouSeeMe #CanYouSeeMe

4. Modern slavery is a hidden crime, yet it is happening in plain sight. Can you see it? If you suspect it, report it. The National Modern Slavery Helpline [08000 121 700] is available 24 hours a day. Make a difference: A21.org/CanYouSeeMe #CanYouSeeMe

 

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For more information on A21 or human trafficking in the UK,
visit A21.org/UK or email info.UK@a21.org.

To report a suspected case, contact the Modern Slavery Helpline at: +08000121700

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