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If someone has forced or tricked you to do anything you are not comfortable with, you may be a victim of human trafficking and modern day slavery. Human trafficking and modern day slavery is more common than many people think; there are at least 13,000 victims in the UK.

Human trafficking and modern day slavery includes the threat or use of force, coercion, deception and abuse of power to control another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

Exploitation can include:

  • sexual exploitation for example, forcing someone to have sex for money
  • forced labour for example, forcing someone to work long hours, in hard conditions, and to hand over most if not all of their wages
  • domestic servitude for example, forcing someone to perform household tasks such as child care, and house-keeping over long hours, and for little if any pay
  • trafficking people in order to use their internal organs for transplant without their permission

Both adults and children can be trafficked, and they can come to the UK from other countries or they can be moved within a country, for example from Manchester or the Valleys to Cardiff.

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