Modern slavery and Human Trafficking

Slavery is not an issue confined to history or an issue that only exists in certain countries – it is something that is still happening today. It is a global problem and the UK is no exception.

Modern slavery is part of the safeguarding agenda for children and adults. Modern Slavery Act 2015

Who to contact for advice in Trafford:

NHS agencies in Trafford are working in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and Trafford Council to identify cases of modern day slavery and to intervene to protect vulnerable adults and children when they are identified.

Trafford CCG Governing Body Statement:


What is 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, most traffickers are organised criminals.

Who to contact for advice in Trafford

  • If you have concerns that a child is being abused or is at risk of abuse or neglect, please call Trafford’s First Response team on: 0161 912 5125. or visit Levels of Need (
  • If you are concerned that an adult is at risk or is being abused then please make a referral into Trafford Portal Portal Home (
  • 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