Spotting the signs
- Victims may show signs of physical or psychological abuse, look malnourished or unkempt, or appear withdrawn.
- Rarely allowed to travel on their own, seem under the control and influence of others or appear unfamiliar with their neighbourhood or where they work.
- Live in dirty cramped or overcrowded accommodation, and could be living & working at the same address
- Have few personal possessions and often wear the same clothes.
- Little opportunity to move free and may have no identification documents or travel documents retained
- They may be dropped off and collected for work on a regular basis either early or late at night.
- Victims may avoid eye contact, appear frightened or hesitant to talk to strangers and fearful of law enforcers.
If a child: not attending school moves frequently, goes missing, lives with someone other than parent or guardian.
Print out a handout from Hope of Justice – Spotting the Signs (HfJ)
Excellent sources of further information for spotting the signs of Trafficking are: