1. We’re obviously biased but we are proud of the recent progress and improvements we have made to the Safe Car Wash App. The app is unique in the way it targets one particular sector where modern slavery is prevalent. It asks a series of questions related to the indicators of modern slavery in hand car washes and then assesses the answers. If there is a high likelihood that modern slavery is occurring at the hand car wash, users are invited to send a report to the Modern Slavery Helpline at the touch of a button. By visiting a hand car wash and submitting a report you can help law enforcement end exploitation at hand car washes.
Since the launch of the Safe Car Wash App in June 2018, it has been downloaded more than 32,000 times. We have received over 8,000 reports, with several reports being referred to the Modern Slavery Helpline and law enforcement every month. In June 2022 alone, 47 reports were sent to the Modern Slavery Helpline from the Safe Car Wash App. This intelligence has been crucial in building a clear
picture of the hand car wash sector around the country, and has enabled
statutory authorities to follow up on numerous businesses that may be
exploiting their workers.