Modern slavery encompasses slavery, human trafficking, forced or compulsory labour and domestic servitude.
In March 2015, the Modern Slavery Act was introduced by the UK government to give protection to victims and hand down harsh penalties to offenders, who now face up to life imprisonment if they are convicted of modern slavery offences.
The National Crime Agency’s latest strategic assessment listed construction as one of the most prevalent sectors for labour exploitation, with the Home Office estimating that 13,000 people are victims of modern slavery in the UK.
The CIOB is working with agencies, including the Home Office, to ensure labour exploitation has no place in the industry, to read more about this click here.
To find out more about modern slavery and how to spot signs of potential victims click below.
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