Q972: I am a victim of modern slavery and I was forced to commit a crime. Will I be prosecuted if I report my abuse to the police?
If you have been made to commit an offence as a direct consequence of your situation (i.e. due to slavery or exploitation), there is a strong presumption that you will not be prosecuted and you will be provided with support and referred to the appropriate agencies for help.
If you know someone who you believe may be a victim of modern slavery, or you feel you may be a victim yourself, you should report the abuse to your local police force.
You can also contact the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or the Salvation Army Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Helpline on 0300 303 8151 for assistance.