Anti-Slavery Day

On October 18th, we commemorate Anti-Slavery Day, a crucial reminder of the ongoing fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. It's a day to raise awareness of the signs and dangers of exploitation, particularly in relation to vulnerable children and adults.

18 October

Human trafficking and exploitation is a serious crime that affects people from all over the world and it's happening now in communities across Scotland.

It can take many forms, including labour exploitation, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, criminal exploitation and child exploitation. We all have a role to play in spotting the signs of exploitation and reporting it.

Spotting the signs of the various forms of exploitation can be found on Unseen UK website (opens new window).

Further information can be also be found on Police Scotland's website (opens new window).

If you suspect someone is a victim of exploitation, please report it. You can contact Police Scotland on 101 or in an emergency, always dial 999. You can also report via the Modern Slavery helpline on 08000 121 700.