Trafficking & Exploitation

Human Trafficking

The Palermo Protocol provides the first internationally recognised definition of human trafficking:

“Trafficking in persons shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control of another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or removal of organs.”
  • If you have concerns around trafficking our Doorway Team can support you and help you to understand your options.
  • Doorway can support you to access specialist services such as The Salvation Army.
  • Doorway can liaise with the local Slavery and Trafficking Team on your behalf.

For free, confidential support call: 0808 800 1030

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Some useful contacts if concerned

  • The Salvation Army’s 24 hour confidential helpline for reporting modern slavery on 0300 3038 151
  • The Modern Day Slavery Foundation’s helpline on 0800 0121 700, open 24 hours a day
  • the NSPCC’s helpline on 0808 8005 000 if you think a child is in danger of trafficking