Modern slavery is closer than you think.
Slavery is not an issue confined to history or an issue that only exists in certain countries - it is something that is still happening today. It is a global problem and the UK is no exception. It’s a growing issue, affecting men, women and children.
Modern Slavery Briefing [PDF] (file size 581.82 KB)
Modern Slavery factsheet [PDF] (file size 94.91 KB)
Modern Slavery poster [PDF] (file size 3.04 MB)
It is important that professionals understand the rules around child employment.
Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to have a job. After their 13th birthday a child may have a job. It must be part-time and outside school hours. There are limitations on the type of work a child can do and how much time they can spend working. If they have a job, they must get a work permit from the council.
- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
- London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
- Westminster City Council