• Sunday, May 22, 2022


Hidden in plain sight: The reality of modern slavery

Labour slavery, such as in car washes, has now overtaken other forms of the crime.

By: Keerthi Mohan

by SAIMA RAZA Manager at Croydon Community Against Trafficking MODERN slavery is visibly invisible. It is prevalent on our high streets and it is thriving. It is only invisible insofar as we are unaware of its presence. The main forms of slavery in the UK are sexual, labour and domestic. Historically, sexual exploitation was the primary form of slavery, but in recent years, we’ve seen labour slavery overtake other forms. It can now be found in industries ranging from fruit picking and fisheries, to local building sites and car washes. There are also incidents reported in local take-away shops, the…

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