Modern slavery and human trafficking throughout the UK – how the Jericho Foundation helps

A recent BBC news report revealed that modern slavery and human trafficking are now “…in every UK town and city.” Both forms of exploitation are “…far more prevalent than previously thought”, according to the National Crime Agency. 

Modern slavery and human trafficking are now in every UK town and city…both forms of exploitation are far more prevalent than previously thought. — National Crime Agency

The NCA said that previous estimates of 10,000 – 13,000 victims in the UK were the “tip of the iceberg” and that they believe there are tens of thousands of victims, with key sectors now including food processing, fishing, agriculture, construction, domestic workers, care workers and car washes.

The Jericho Foundation is among the leading organisations in the UK with the experience, expertise and resources to deliver a programme of voluntary and paid work, training and tailored support, to enable survivors of modern slavery to end their dependency on benefits, secure sustainable employment and become an inclusive and integrated part of their local community.

Read more about what Jericho does in this field and the special role paid work and voluntary work placements in its social enterprises plays.


Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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