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Modern slavery and human trafficking

We are a signatory to the Charter Against Modern Slavery. This and the transparency statement below set out our commitment to tackling modern slavery.

Reporting modern slavery or exploitation

  • In an emergency, call 999
  • In a non-emergency, call 101 (request the modern slavery unit)

If you have a suspicion or concern, but are unsure whether to act on it, call the 24/7 charity-run Modern Slavery Helpline anonymously on 08000 121 700 or report online. With access to interpreters in 200 languages, expert advisers can provide free and confidential advice and support.

Exploiters and traffickers are dangerous criminals, therefore it is vital that you do not attempt to act on suspicions, as you may put yourself or the victims at risk.

For more information on modern slavery and exploitation visit

Hertfordshire’s response to modern slavery

The Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership brings together more than 60 agencies and charities from across the county to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. It’s made up of representatives from Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office for Hertfordshire, Shiva Foundation, Hertfordshire Constabulary, district and borough councils, clinical commissioning groups and NHS Trusts, charities, government agencies and more.

In December 2018, the Partnership was scrutinised by HCC as part of a Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Topic Group. You can read the full report here.

The following resources have been developed by the Partnership for public use:

You can access additional partnership resources and training materials here.


Transparency statement