Slavery

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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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The fully digitised system will simplify the process that first responders - including police officers, social workers or immigration officials - follow when referring victims of modern slavery to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).
Police arrested a man aged 47 on suspicion of modern slavery offences.
Yvonne Hall, Managing Director of Palm Cove Society, said: "I am delighted that the eradication of modern slavery continues to be one of the PCC's priorities.
To complement its membership of the Slave-Free Alliance, MAG is working to create its own internal processes to identify and combat the risk of modern slavery within its airports, which includes the education and training of its own staff about possible signs that someone maybe a victim of exploitation.
Councillor Davies said: "Modern slavery is real and happening in our communities in Sandwell.
The work was also supported by the Romanian Embassy in London as well as numerous charities and organisations supporting victims of modern slavery, including the Salvation Army and Medaille Trust.
"We have a close and positive relationship with recruitment agencies and private industry helping them to raise their awareness of modern slavery and spotting the signs of exploitation."
"Modern slavery victims can be any gender, nationality or age, victims can be hard to spot, they could be kept in properties or forced to work," he said.
New statistics published by the National Crime Agency show an alarming rise in the number of modern slavery cases inReading, Berkshire and the rest of the Thames Valley.
The annual figures come from the number of cases submitted under the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), used to identify instances of modern slavery.