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Modern slavery apps worth knowing about

5th July 2022 | From our team

The Clewer Initiative

What are the best modern slavery apps around?

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.

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2. The Unseen App makes reporting to the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline even easier. The app provides a simple guide to recognising the signs of modern slavery and enables users to report concerns in confidence. It was developed for Unseen by BT.

3. The Stop App can be downloaded by anyone, anywhere in the world and is available in seven languages. The app is anonymous, confidential and secure and allows you to submit suspicious activity quickly by sending text based messages and uploading photos and videos. All information reported into the app is fed directly into STOP THE TRAFFIK’s secure database where it is analysed alongside multiple different datasets on human trafficking and modern slavery activity.

4. The Made in a Free World App enables you to ask brands about slavery in their supply chain as you shop. You can then share information with your friends and challenge stores to look into where their raw materials come from.

5. Slavery Footprint has developed various online and mobile tools to help individuals and businesses understand how much slavery is present in their lives and supply chains and help them eradicate slavery from products. Visit the Slavery Footprint website and find out how many slaves work for you.

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