In the first two quarters of 2023, a third of all reports submitted through the app scored over the threshold of concern for modern slavery and exploitation. This means that consumers observed enough potential signs of exploitation that the app invited them to refer their report to the Modern Slavery Helpline (MSH). These signs included a lack of PPE; workers living on site; paying under £10 and workers under the age of 16.
From January to June 2023:
- 283 reports were submitted through the app
- 92 reports scored over the threshold of concern for modern slavery and exploitation (i.e. 33% of reports – it is consistently true that one third of all reports meet or exceed the threshold)
- Users referred 61 of these reports to the MSH, who then triaged the information and referred to relevant authorities. This represents a 127% increase in the number of high-scoring reports which users referred to MSH compared to the previous 6-month period
- All reports submitted through the app were also available to a pool of 60 police officers and police data analysts from across the country, who used the data to inform their enforcement operations.