Stand in solidarity with victims of modern slavery.
Help The Salvation Army raise awareness and essential funds for victims of modern slavery in the UK by letting people know #WeAreNotForSale.
Why the barcode?
When people are held as slaves, they are treated as objects that can be bought and sold, with the ways in which they are exploited limited only by the imagination of their trafficker.
Victims are made to feel powerless and isolated, and are tricked into thinking there is no one who will help them.
By wearing this face mask, not only will money be raised for The Salvation Army’s Victim Care Fund, which provides additional support to help survivors of modern slavery, but you will also be standing in solidarity with victims and helping raise awareness that there are people and agencies out there to help them.
How we help
The Salvation Army has held the government contract to provide specialist support to adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales since 2011.
In that time we have supported nearly 22,000 victims, through safe accommodation, outreach support and specialist services tailored to each individual. And the numbers keep growing.
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.
How you can help
1. Buy your #WeAreNotForSale tattoo
These temporary tattoos have been designed to spread awareness of modern slavery and are available to pre-order ahead of Anti-Slavery Day on 18 October.
The tattoos feature a barcode to symbolise how slavery treats people as objects to be bought, sold and exploited. Each tattoo can be bought online for £1 with all proceeds going to the Survivor Support Fund, which provides vital additional support for survivors of slavery.
2. Speak out against injustice
Share your a picture of you wearing the tattoo and express your support on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #WeAreNotForSale and tagging @salvationarmyuk.
3. Spot the signs
Modern slaves can be hard to spot. Some signs are physical, but some are much less obvious. Educate yourself and others on the signs to look out for.
4. Think before you shop
Make a commitment to buy ethically. Perhaps start with making sure one item you buy regularly is ethical. Like tea, coffee or chocolate? Any products using the Fairtrade logo are guaranteed to not have benefitted from slave labour.
5. Pray for justice
As a church, we believe prayer is an important part of our Christian response to injustice. Prayer is simply communicating with God. By praying about the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking, we make space for God to challenge us and guide our response.
Our International Social Justice Commission has shared a prayer of commitment. You may find these words helpful even if you do not have faith.
Find out more
Modern slavery in the UK and the support The Salvation Army provides to survivors
Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight - how can you help?
Help us raise awareness of this heinous crime by supporting our latest campaigns
There has been a 79% rise in British nationals needing support after being rescued from slavery.