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Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is a serious crime that violates human rights. Victims are forced, threatened or deceived into situations of subjugation, degradation and control which undermine their personal identity and sense of self.

Professionals should work proactively with a view to preventing modern slavery in all its forms.

The Modern Slavery Partnership for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is a multiagency partnership, chaired and facilitated by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). Its vision is to make Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton a supportive place for victims and a hostile place for perpetrators of modern slavery.

For further guidance on modern slavery, see Statutory Guidance for England and Wales (under s49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015) and Non-Statutory Guidance for Scotland and Northern Ireland.