The Head of the Metropolitan police modern slavery unit says the force expects as many as 1,600 people to be referred in 2017 in London alone, [orange]a leap of 60%[/orange] in suspected victims of modern slavery compared to 2016.
This is a worrying trend when you take into consideration it was a 260% increase in 2016 compared to 2015 (278 cases were referred to police in 2015).
The question eLamb would like to ask is:
Is this increase a result of better awareness, with an increase in people reporting victims of modern slavery? Or is human trafficking on the rise in London?
Modern slavery is something of a new buzz word … but with human trafficking we are where we were with domestic violence 25 years The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
“This is a crime that we can only solve by working together, modern slavery touches on the work of so many sectors across London and nationally.”
Please [orange]contact us[/orange], to hear how eLamb have helped companies such as Barratt Development and Arris International meet their obligations for raising awareness of [orange]modern slavery[/orange] within their organisations and supply chains.