Engaging Rural Church Communities

Resources to tackle modern slavery and exploitation in rural areas

Modern slavery and labour exploitation are highly prevalent in rural areas. The unseen victims include children caught up in county lines, underpaid construction labourers, and exploited agricultural workers with seasonal visas.

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We are working in collaboration with rural church communities to help end rural slavery and exploitation.

About this resource

The new resource and poster set below is designed as a helpful way to share information about modern slavery and labour exploitation in rural areas. The resource can also be used as a stand-alone training package.

The resource covers the following aspects of modern slavery and exploitation in rural areas:

  • The basics of key rural issues
  • Types of modern slavery and exploitation
  • Signs to look out for and who can look out for them
  • How you can raise awareness and report concerns.

Reporting your concerns

It is vital to report any concerns you might have about potential cases of modern slavery and exploitation to one of the following agencies:

  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, 0800 432 0804
  • Modern Slavery Helpline, 08000 121 700

If someone is in immediate danger, call 999.

Rural Slavery and Exploitation Posters

A pack of posters for use in rural communities

The Just Good Work App

Just Good Work is a free interactive mobile app, giving job-seekers and workers critical information and advice for everything needed on the journey to work, from recruitment, to employment and life in a new destination, to moving on or returning home. You can find out more about the app here.

If you suspect modern slavery, report it.

If you have any suspicions or think you have identified signs of modern slavery, it is important that you make a report.

Do not attempt to intervene yourself as you may put yourself and others, including the potential victim, in danger

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