Human Trafficking

Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Human Trafficking as

“the 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.

Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.”

Traffickers use threats, force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power and payment to control their victim. And most traffickers are organised criminals.

Who to contact for advice in Trafford

  • For children and young people the human trafficking lead in Trafford is Stephanie Whitelaw; 0161 873 9618
  • Alternatively you can contact Trafford children’s social care; 0161 912 5125; 0161 912 5124; or the NSPCC Child Trafficking Advice Centre on 0808 800 5000
  • For adults (18 and above) the human trafficking lead in Trafford is Jacqueline Coulton; 0161 873 9513
  • If you think that someone is in immediate danger call 999
  • For England and Wales, please call The Salvation Army 24-hour confidential Referral Helpline on 0300 3038151 anytime of the day or night to refer a potential adult victim of trafficking or to receive advice