How can we reduce forced labour in the UK, and support its victims?
Influencing the development of policy and practice to reduce forced labour in the UK.
Our overall goal is to contribute to a reduction in forced labour in the UK by:
Indicators of forced labour include*:
Forced labour is thought to occur in a number of sectors and often involves work which is difficult, dirty and dangerous. Migrant workers in particular are vulnerable to forced labour situations.
Although there is evidence of forced labour occurring in the UK – drawn from practical experience, journalistic accounts and research studies – there is a real need for more extensive and robust evidence.
The forced labour programme aims to improve the availability of evidence, through research projects exploring the scope and experience of forced labour in the UK.
In May and June 2013 we will publish a review of Forced Labour in the EU, and a scoping report on Forced Labour in the UK.
* Reference: ILO (International Labour Organization) (2004) 'Human trafficking and forced labour exploitation: guidelines for legislators and law enforcement', in B. Anderson and B. Rogaly (2005) Forced labour and migration to the UK, London: TUC/COMPAS, p 16.