Now more than ever we need to stand together to stop modern slavery.
Thousands of modern slavery victims are hidden in plain sight in towns and cities across the UK. We need your help to find them and get them the support they need to re-build their lives.
We are concerned that recent changes in the law could make it harder to break the cycle of exploitation and push victims back into the hands of traffickers. We can all play our part in helping these vulnerable people escape and find protection and support.
It’s estimated that for every survivor of modern slavery in the UK who has had the chance to escape and receive support, there are at least seven more people who remain trapped and exploited.
How we help
Every year thousands of men and women are referred to us and our partners to receive life-changing practical and emotional support as they begin to heal from the trauma of their experiences.
We operate a 24/7, confidential referral helpline 0800 808 3733 for anyone who suspects that they or someone they have come across may be a victim of modern slavery and in need of help.
Through generous public donations, our Survivor Support Fund provides vital additional support to help survivors of slavery move on with their lives.
How you can show your support
1. Spot the signs
Learn to spot the signs of modern slavery and report when you see something suspicious. Some signs are physical, but some are much less obvious. Educate yourself and others on the signs to look out for.
2. Buy a temporary tattoo
By purchasing a tattoo you will be joining us to help us raise awareness and essential funds towards our work supporting survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. Each tattoo can be bought online for £1.
3. Write to your MP
Join our calls to ensure victims get the support they need and deserve, write to your MP today to ask them to protect survivors’ rights.
4. Share your photos online and download our digital toolkit
To join our campaign and spread the word please take a selfie and share it online with #WeAreNotForSale on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and tag The Salvation Army UK.
Download our digital toolkit which will contains Anti-Slavery Day hashtags, suggested content for social media posts, a social media timeline and more information about how you can support us.
Stuck for words? Use our pre-written social media post:
"Did you know there are thousands of people being held in slave-like conditions across the UK? I’m supporting @salvationarmyuk to raise awareness of modern slavery for #AntiSlaveryDay2023 #WeAreNotForSale"
Digital Toolkit for Anti Slavery Day 2023
Anti Slavery Day digital toolkit 2023
Other Ways to get involved
Fundraise for our vital work
Money raised towards our work provides additional support to survivors of modern slavery and helps meet the immediate needs of survivors and eases their transition to independent living.
This might be a deposit for someone to move into their own home, clothing for a job interview, or a bike to get to work. Take a look at some of our fundraising ideas.
Volunteer your time and skills
We need people to support our work with survivors of modern slavery through:
- Transporting rescued victims to a safe place
- Supporting potential victims get help by explaining their story to the authorities
- Providing mentoring to survivors and other support in the community
- Sharing your skills to aid their recovery (e.g. drama; arts and crafts; employment skills etc.)
- To find out more about current volunteering opportunities and to apply please visit our volunteering page for more information
If you suspect that you or someone you have come into contact with might be a victim of modern slavery and in need of help, phone our 24/7 confidential referral helpline on 0800 808 3733.
Join the fight to combat modern slavery, use your voice to advocate for and speak up alongside survivors of modern slavery.
Learn more about how victims of modern slavery are identified and referred to get support.
Providing additional support to survivors and help for an independent life
Learn the tell-tale signs of modern slavery, and where to get help for victims.
We will keeping fighting for victims of modern slavery