Modern slavery is happening in hand car washes in towns and cities up and down the country.
When found, victims are often living in horrendous conditions.
Although it is well recognised by law enforcement and central and local government that this problem exists, there is little reliable data on just how widespread it is. This lack of information means that victims could be falling through the net.
What does the Safe Car Wash app do?
The Safe Car Wash app enables anyone who uses hand car washes to take part in a UK wide community intelligence gathering exercise. It helps us gather information on the location of individual hand car washes and the working conditions on each.
This intelligence it vital to building a clear picture of the hand car wash sector - how many there are, where they are, when new ones pop up and where there is the most likely risk of modern slavery.