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Information and resources for schools and colleges regarding modern slavery.

Modern slavery is a huge global problem and an umbrella term for all forms of slavery, trafficking and exploitation. Modern slavery knows no borders, where people of all ages and races can be victims. It is one that won’t be solved without everyone coming together.

  • there are an estimated 43 million victims in slavery across the globe
  • 11,700 are potential victims in the UK (National Crime Agency 2017) 
  • as of March 2018 a quarter of the victims of modern slavery in the UK are under 18 years old.

Children, teachers and parents are not always aware of the dangers. Modern slavery e-learning has been created by the UK Anti-slavery Commissioner and Department for Education.

The national modern slavery helpline exists for anyone reporting and seeking advice and support, and also has further useful information on its website.

Derby and Derbyshire Modern Slavery Partnership has agreed to make an intelligence form accessible via the Safer Derbyshire website. It can be found in the 'useful documents' section, entitled: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Intelligence Form. This form offers a multi-agency system of sharing information with Derbyshire Police.

This form should be used to primarily share information about the person(s) or place(s) that poses a risk of modern slavery and can include low level soft ‘whisperings’ and ‘gut feelings’ etc.  

With regard to children, please note this form does not replace the Operation Liberty form and should only be used for intelligence which does not require an immediate response from the Police.  

Please note this form is to be used by professionals only, it is not to be used by the general public.  

Completed forms should be returned to the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit at Derbyshire Police. Email:

The Clewer Initiative has a UK wide car wash reporting app, to raise awareness of car washes and modern slavery.

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