Our Story

With 40.3 million people in the world being exploited for labour, sex and/or domestic servitude, we have the aim to end this horrendous crime once and for all.
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Preventing human exploitation by working with those fighting it

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We identify systemic issues
contributing to exploitation


We create programmes to address
these issues. These programmes aim to:


• Shift corporate practice towards normalised
ethical behaviour

• Address root causes

• Cultivate a prevention mindset


We improve and promote outputs
through our partnerships and scale
up when relevant


We feedback our learnings with decision-makers in business and government to affect greater change


Our efforts aim to create longer and sustainable change ultimately contributing to the prevention of exploitation


people are estimated to be in
modern slavery worldwide


are in forced labour


are exploited in the
private sector

British nationals are the most commonly reported victims in the UK

We must question these types of tied visas, not just in fishing but other industries also. They tip the power balance in favour of the employer, leaving vulnerable migrant workers dependent on them and unable to freely change jobs. This opens the door for exploitative practices.

Uni of Nottingham Press Office@UoNPressOffice

Migrant workers ‘exploited and beaten’ on UK fishing boats

@karenmcveigh1 @guardian reports on new Rights Lab @rightsbeacon research into the UK fishing industry, led by @j_decker_sparks @UoNresearch ⬇


Looking for help?

If you are looking for help, want to report a suspicion or are seeking advice,
call the Modern Slavery Helpline on

08000 121 700

If its an emergency and you believe someone is in imminent danger, call