Bristol Energy powers Unseen's new Modern Slavery Helpline

21 October 2016

Bristol Energy is proud to be powering the UK’s first Modern Slavery Helpline, run by Bristol-based charity Unseen.

The Home Office estimates that there are up to 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK, but it is usually hard to spot.

The Modern Slavery Helpline has been set up to provide one central point for anyone wanting help, guidance or advice about any issue relating to modern slavery. The enhanced helpline was soft launched on 10 October and has already received over 70 calls.

  • Potential victims will have the chance to speak to fully trained call handlers who can help them access the relevant services
  • Statutory agencies can call to gain support in dealing with potential victims
  • Businesses can call for information, advice and also to report any concerns they have about potential instances of modern slavery
  • Members of the public and those delivering services on the front-line can also report any modern slavery suspicions or concerns about individuals, premises or locations

Andrew Wallis OBE, CEO and founder of Unseen said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Bristol Energy who are powering the Modern Helpline and Resource Centre.

“The helpline is a lifeline for many who find themselves in exploitative situations and such partnerships demonstrate the importance of tackling this issue at all levels. We are grateful to Bristol Energy for their continued leadership and support".

If you need help, information or advice call the Modern Slavery helpline on 08000 121 700.

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