Frequently Asked Questions

If you are in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. In the United Kingdom the police are here to serve and support you. You will also receive free medical assistance if required.

If you need advice or do not want to call the police you can call the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline on 0800 0121 700 or The Salvation Army on 0800 808 3733. The Helpline team is there to help you and listen to your concerns. They will be able to advise you and suggest who can assist you locally.

In the United Kingdom victims of modern slavery and human trafficking are provided with support funded by the government for at least 45 days. Do not suffer in silence. Support is available so please do call the police, the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline or The Salvation Army.

If you think someone is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. In order to protect the potential victim, do not attempt to inform them of your actions.

If you think someone is a potential victim but there is no immediate threat to life, please call the local police on 101.

You can also call the Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline on 0800 0121 700 24 hours a day.

If you have information that you wish to pass on 100% anonymously, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call their 24/7 UK Contact Centre on freephone 0800 555 111

See our FAQ on the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for more information on how to refer a victim of modern slavery for support.


The Commissioner’s independence allows them to objectively monitor the effect of government policy relating to modern slavery and hold the government to account with regards to its national and international obligations.

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, also known as the ‘Transparency in Supply Chains clause’, stipulates that a commercial organisation with a turnover of more than £36 million must annually report on steps taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their organisation.

The statement may include information on the organisation’s policies, due diligences and businesses in relation to slavery, and must be published on the organisation’s website.

See the Resources page for further information.

The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a system set up by the UK Government to refer potential victims of human trafficking and modern slavery for support, and assist them accordingly.

Find the Government NRM guidance and referral forms here.

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act places a requirement on companies with a turnover of over £36 million to annually publish a statement on what they are doing to eradicate slavery from their supply chains.

In order to make it easier for civil society to monitor compliance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act two organisations have developed ‘repositories’ to collate modern slavery statements. Businesses can elect to submit their statements on the sites listed below: 

The UK Government will be developing an online registry for modern slavery statements published under the Act, and in parallel intends to amend the legislation to mandate publication on this registry. For more information click here.

The Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) owns the copyright of the IASC logo. Use of the IASC logo is strictly controlled and will be extended beyond office publications by exception only. It is illegal to use the logo without written permission.


The logo may be used only by individuals or companies who hold written approval / permission granted by the IASC.  Permission for use of the logo will not be granted for either fundraising or lobbying materials and permission will be withdrawn if materials are used in such a manner.


An individual or company will only be permitted to use the IASC logo for a particular product as reviewed by the office.  Any significant amendment to the content of that product must again be reviewed by the office.  Approval to use the logo may be rescinded at any time by IASC who is not obliged to give a reason for the withdrawal of the permission. Once a party has been informed by IASC that permission has been withdrawn for the use of the logo, said party will immediately cease to use the logo.


Anyone given permission by IASC to use the logo agrees to be bound by these conditions.


Any specific request for use of the IASC logo should be referred directly to our Communications Officer, as should any allegations of misuse of the logo.

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