18 October 2021
Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Modern Slavery Partnership, Donna Jones urged people to keep an eye out for the signs of modern slavery and to report any concerns as she visited the Partnership’s Exhibition to mark Anti-Slavery Day (18 October).
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership, in conjunction with Hampshire Cultural Trust, is running the emotive and thought provoking exhibition ‘The real faces of Modern Slavery: unmasking the truth’.
This new exhibition, which opened earlier this month at Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham, is a journey through the compelling stories of survivors identified and supported within our surrounding area, with visual and audio content depicting their experiences past and present and their future aspirations as they start to attempt to rebuild their lives.
Exploitation types found within Hampshire include sexual exploitation of both adults and children, criminal exploitation including that within county lines and cannabis factories, labour exploitation such as that taking place in nail bars and car washes and financial exploitation in the form of benefit fraud.
If you come across a situation where someone is in immediate danger then please call the Police on 999 or for non-emergencies 101. Together we can look to tackle this crime and bring support to those being exploited.