Human trafficking; it is defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as:
"The Act of recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring 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 the 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 over another person, for the purpose of exploitation".
Broken down into simpler terms, this means human trafficking is made up of three elements:
- Movement or recruitment by
- Deception or coercion for
- The purpose of exploitation
*above information obtained from the Stop the Traffik Website, June 2020.
To find out more information please visit the websites below;
United Nations Website
Stop the Traffik
If you need help or you think someone may be a victim of slavery or exploitation you can contact the UK's confidential hotline, 24 hours a day 365 days a year; 08000121700 or visit: Modern Slavery Hotline