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The rise of modern slavery in care

Modern slavery in becoming more and more prevalent in the social care workforce.

The CQC reported double the rise in referrals for modern slavery abuses across the health and care sectors in 2022 than the previous year.

In addition, the number of potential victims working in social care calling Unseen’s Modern Slavery Helpline leaped from 63 in 2021 to 708 in 2022, due to a combination of the Covid pandemic, Brexit, and the tightening of regulations to work in the NHS.

Rogue agency workers can be behind the placing of enslaved workers in care, exposing care home providers to the risk of fines, and imprisonment.

To find out more, read our exclusive CHM online feature by Eleanore Robinson.


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