Safeguarding and modern slavery

Safeguarding

Everyone has a role to play when it comes to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you have a concern relating to abuse or neglect, please use the contact details in the links below.

Hampshire Children Services Hampshire Adult Services

  • Telephone number: 0300 555 1384 or 0300 555 1386
  • Out of hours: 0300 555 1373 or 0300 555 1373

In an emergency, or if you suspect you or someone else is in immediate danger, phone 999.

For further information relating to abuse or neglect, please visit:

Modern slavery

Someone is in slavery if they are:

  • forced to work
  • owned or controlled by an employer
  • dehumanised
  • treated as a commodity or property
  • have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement

In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 144 individuals were recognised as potential victims of trafficking in 2018. Many more are likely to be living in exploitative circumstances by human traffickers but are too afraid to seek help or support from statutory organisations such as the police.

Visit the Modern Slavery Partnership website to find out more.

If you suspect modern slavery, report it to the modern slavery helpline on 08000 121 700 or the police on 101. In an emergency always call 999.

You could save a life, or greatly improve one.