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Modern slavery awareness and victim identification guidance

1. Who is this guidance for?

This guidance is aimed at a broad range of public sector staff who could potentially witness indicators of modern slavery, including those working in education, health, local authorities, and any other role that comes into contact with the public.

The guidance may also be useful for members of the public or businesses, although they are not the primary audience.

It has been produced by the Home Office with input from other Government Departments, the police, and other public sector professionals.

2. What is this guidance for?

Modern slavery is happening in the UK today, but the crime can be difficult to spot and go unreported. This guidance is intended as a resource providing clear and up to date information on the key facts, and to help public sector workers who may not routinely come across modern slavery recognise the signs and respond so that more victims get help and perpetrators are brought to justice.

It is not intended to replace training that will be necessary for many public sector professionals.

Information about training and other awareness raising resources can be found on the website under modern slavery training resources.