Modern day slavery 25/1/18

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator,
Many of your schemes were set up to raise awareness about crime in your area, to encourage neighbourliness and in particular to try to reduce incidents of burglary, theft and anti social behaviour. These crimes still occur across the communities of Cheshire, however in recent years the police and other community safety partners have had to deal with new crimes, Modern Day Slavery is one of these.

The Cheshire Anti-Slavery Network CIC connects the various agencies involved in tackling modern day slavery in Cheshire and beyond. Please take a few minutes to consider the points in this e mail and encourage your members and the wider community to be aware. This is a crime happening in Cheshire now and we need your help in reporting suspicious incidents to us.
What Is Modern Slavery? Spot the Signs

Here are some of the signs that could help you spot a potential victim of trafficking.

If you do suspect someone is a potential victim, please call Cheshire Police on 101 or if someone is in immediate danger, please call 999. There is also a 24 Referral Helpline hosted by the Salvation Army on 0300 3038151.

Be fearful of police/authorities
Be unaware they have been trafficked and believe they are simply in a bad job
Have no identity documents in their personal possession, and little or no finances of their own
Exhibit signs of psychological trauma
Have limited freedom of movement and are unable to leave their place of work
Have limited access to medical care
Seem to be in debt to someone
Be regularly moved to avoid detection
Have limited freedom of movement and are unable to leave their place of work
Be fearful of the trafficker or those they are working for
If you would like to gain a wider understanding about this crime in Cheshire please look at the Cheshire Anti-Slavery Network web site:
http://cheshireantislaverynetwork.org.uk

Liz Biddle,
Cheshire Constabulary
Neighbourhood Watch Special Point of Contact