Anti-slavery round table

2nd October 2020

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jeff Cuthbert, said: “I was pleased to join Dame Sara Thornton, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and members of the Wales Anti-Slavery Leadership Group, for a round table discussion this week.

“We were able to bring Dame Sara up to speed on the situation in Wales, including the recent arrest by Gwent Police of three people on suspicion of modern slavery offences. 

“We all agreed that more needs to be done to make people aware of this appalling crime.

“Please take some time to learn how to spot the tell-tale signs. If you suspect modern slavery is happening, suspect something is not right, or have concerns about someone, report it as soon as you can.”

Some of the signs to look out for include:

  • limited family contact
  • physical abuse/ appearing malnourished
  • distrust of authority
  • having no friends
  • acting as if under another's control
  • disorientation
  • avoiding eye contact
  • unable to speak any English

If you suspect someone may be a victim please call Gwent Police on 101. In an emergency always call 999.