What is Modern Slavery?
Modern Slavery involves recruiting and moving people using threats, deception and coercion to exploit them.
It takes many forms but one of the most common is forced labour, along with sexual exploitation and domestic servitude.
It’s a global problem and it is happening here, right now, in Lancashire.
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Tackling Modern Slavery is a key priority for the Commissioner and part of this work is encouraging businesses to sign the Fighting Modern Slavery Pledge.
This allows businesses to commit to tackling Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in all forms, including in supply chains.
For information around the steps the office have taken and continue to take to tackle modern slavery see the document Statement of Intent – Modern Slavery