Modern slavery is a situation where one person takes advantage of another’s vulnerability – emotional, economic or legal – and uses it to force them to act against their will. The perpetrator might use physical, financial or psychological control.
Men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds can fall victim to human trafficking, forced labour, domestic servitude or debt bondage.
There are many ways that people can be forced to work for little or no pay.
Victims are controlled by force, threats, coercion, abduction, fraud and deception.
Any form of ‘consent’ given by a victim in these circumstances is irrelevant – no person can have control over another person by these means.