The UK’s enhanced Modern Slavery Helpline, operated by Unseen, went live on 3rd October. Their founding partner, British Telecom, hosted an event on Anti-Slavery Day inviting a range of businesses, NGO’s and government representatives to discuss how we work more effectively together and use technology in the fight against modern slavery. The Helpline is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year. The Helpline provides guidance to potential victims, businesses, frontline service providers, submits important intelligence to police, and collects key data to better inform the fight against modern slavery.
Unseen’s Chief Executive, Andrew Wallis said
: “The helpline is a lifeline for many who find themselves in exploitative situations. The helpline is already making a key difference to the lives of others and I am privileged to be a part of such a worthy initiative.”
Steve Chapman, Wales Anti-Slavery Coordinator, also commented:
“If the helpline helps one person out of an exploitative situation, it will be worthwhile.”
The Modern Slavery helpline phone number is 08000 121 700.