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Welsh move to reduce modern slavery in care homes

The Welsh Government has published guidance on modern slavery and labour abuse in social care.

The guidance explains that the 2023 to 2024 UK Labour Market Enforcement Strategy has identified the care sector as a high-risk sector for labour market non-compliance. This includes modern slavery and other forms of labour abuse, and presents a risk to workers and to people receiving care.

It also notes that victims of modern slavery can be of all nationalities. In 2022, there were more recorded British nationals who were victims of modern slavery in Wales than of any other nationality.

The guidance covers the following areas:

  • What is modern slavery?
  • What are the signs of modern slavery?
  • Common misunderstandings and misconceptions
  • What you can do if you suspect care workers are being exploited
  • If you are an international worker and want to question your working conditions
  • Social care providers employing (or wanting to employ) international workers
  • Whistleblowing
  • Further information

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