Statistics have revealed more than 100 victims of modern slavery have been rescued in Cambridgeshire in the last year.
Of those rescued, more than half were children. Thankfully, they all escaped the awful situations they were trapped in and are now receiving specialist support.
This Anti-Slavery Day we wanted to highlight that the issue is not resigned to the past – it is still happening in 2021. It could be taking place at a local business or on your street. From car washes to nail bars and the agricultural industry, slavery can take place pretty much anywhere.
Many of the rescued children were trapped in the dark world of county lines drug dealing where they were forced to sell substances for those controlling them.
Please take a minute to find out more about the signs of modern slavery and report any concerns in your community. For more information visit our website: https://bit.ly/3DAEZ6a