• 48% of reports said workers didn’t have access to protective clothing
  • 80% said the car wash had a cash only policy
  • 17% commented that workers looked fearful.

Overall, almost 1,000 reports of potential slavery or forced work were reported via the app in just five months.

The National Crime Agency supports the app, and have said that hand car washes were a high-risk business for exploitation, and the report into the results of this app gave a further insight into the problem.

Download the free app on to your smartphone, then answer a short survey when you are visiting a hand car wash:

Find out more about Modern Slavery and the Safe Car Wash app.