Modern slavery: identifying and supporting victims

Sets out actions for healthcare staff who suspect that a patient may be a victim of human trafficking and slavery.



This document supports health staff when they suspect a patient is a victim of modern slavery. It gives health professionals guidance on:

  • how to identify signs that someone may have been trafficked
  • the health care issues trafficked people may experience
  • how to respond in a way that will not put the potential victim in further danger
  • the action to take if they suspect a person is a victim of modern slavery
Published 16 April 2013
Last updated 27 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated leaflet added.

  2. First published.