Criminal exploitation is a type of Modern Slavery. It refers to the exploitation of a person for the purpose of criminality and where victims are forced to perform a wide range of unlawful acts. This may include acquisitive crime such as shoplifting however there are many ways that criminals are exploiting people.
The following is desgined to help those in retail understand who could be a victim and spot the signs of ciminal exploitation in retail:
If you suspect a person is being exploited in this way, call the Police on: 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency)
Make it clear to the call handler that you believe a person is involved in FORCED CRIMINALITY and may be a victim of MODERN SLAVERY
For confidential victim support: Modern Slavery Helpline 08000 121 700
You can also download a poster from the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Unit which could act as a reminder for staff so that they can help identify groups - click on the image below: