Spot the signs
… OF POTENTIAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING NEAR YOU
- People, usually youngsters or children, who rarely come out of a house except with a guardian and speak little or no English.
- Faces that can be seen at windows often looking stressed and never smiling
- House or flat curtains closed during much of the day
- Home delivery meals that result in excessive packaging left outside e.g. lots of pizza boxes
- Frequent visitors to residential premises, often a stream of men arriving and leaving at unusual times.
- Cars or minibuses picking up foreign nationals at unusual times.
- Places where ‘special services’ are offered at a low price often advertised as having particular ethnicity and where the “workers” appear underage or speak no or little English.
- Teenage girls who seem unhappy, living with older, unrelated males, who drive them about.
- Commercial premises (including restaurants) that survive despite a clear lack of regular business.
- Youngsters collected at the school gate by different people each day who are clearly not the parents or grand-parents.
- Low price deals offered at the door involving cheap labour and invariably for cash e.g. offers for a new drive or new paving.