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On the sixth day of Christmas my council sent to me...

On the sixth day of Christmas my council sent to me...

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We might think of slavery as something that belongs in history but people are being exploited today and it happens right here in Gloucestershire.

So when you’re out over Christmas, whether it’s picking up a takeaway, having your nails done or getting your car washed, keep an eye out for the signs which may suggest someone is being exploited.  Here are a few to look out for:

Someone who is under the control and influence of others and appears to be frightened and not allowed to speak for themselves.

  • They appear to be tired and malnourished from working excessively long hours
  • They are living in poor conditions at multi-occupancy accommodation
  • They are not appropriately dressed for their work and their clothes are dirty
  • They have an illness or injury that appears untreated
  • They are not allowed to leave their work location unaccompanied

If you see anything usual that might indicate that someone is being exploited please report it to Crimestoppers online or on 0800 555 111

Our chief executive, Peter Bungard, chairs the Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Partnership.

More information around the indicators of Modern Slavery and how to provide information can be found at on our modern slavery webpages

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