This survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking are crimes which are often hidden, particularly in large counties like Cumbria. This research aims to find out more about what is taking place in Cumbria, both reported and unreported, and the level of awareness within organisations in the county.

Who is this Survey for?
It is for anyone working in or involved with organisations and groups in Cumbria who have come into contact with people who they know or suspect to be victims of modern slavery or human trafficking. It is also for members of the public who may have suspected modern slavery or human trafficking is happening in their area- we would encourage anyone with specific details or concerns about people being trafficked or slavery to report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or to Cumbria Police on 101 (or 999 in an emergency).  

What is Modern Slavery?
Someone is in slavery if they are:
  • Forced to work – through mental or physical threat;
  • Owned or controlled by an “employer”, usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;
  • Dehumanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as “property”;
  • Physically constrained or have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement and
  • Human Trafficked.
They can be 'bonded' by a debt, such as for drugs or travel into the country, which never goes away.

It affects people of all ages, gender and races.

What is Human Trafficking?
Human Trafficking is the movement of a person from one place to
another using methods of deception, coercion, the abuse of power or of someone’s vulnerability and for the purposes of exploitation. This can be within the UK or across international borders.

How will my Information be Used?
This survey is anonymous, unless you choose to give us your contact details at the end of the survey. Your specific responses will not be shared outside of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, unless something you tell us raises a safeguarding concern for an adult with care and support needs, a child or young person. In that case, we will endeavour to discuss this with you before referral to safeguarding agencies, unless discussing it with you would place them or others in danger.

More Information and Support Services
This can be found in the Safer Cumbria Anti-Slavery Partnership Modern Slavery Pathways and Guidance Toolkit