Specialist Modern Slavery Scheme

It is estimated that there are over 40 million slaves worldwide. Human traffickers are organised criminals who operate by various controlling methods to recruit slaves including; deception, abduction, force and emotional blackmail.

Palm Cove Society provides secure accommodation and intensive support to help rehabilitate victims.

Victims of Modern Slavery are often trafficked into the UK from other countries or within the UK from city to city and exploited through forced labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, criminal activities, forced marriages or honour based violence.

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An iLearn package provided by the West Yorkshire Police is now available on Modern Slavery covering a range of topics, including:

  • Signs and Indicators
  • Different types of exploitation
  • Legislation including “Act, Means & Purpose”
  • Victim Care
  • The National Referral Mechanism
  • Duty to Notify
  • Useful contact & Partner Agencies
  • Useful documents / forms
  • Scenarios

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For more information about Leeds City Council and their approach to tackling modern slavery click here.

For more information on the NRM Pathways Pilot Project click here.


  • Are a victim of Modern Slavery or know someone that is, telephone: 0800 121 700     
  • Feel that you are in immediate danger dial: 999

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9.  . Wakefield University MSc Social Work Student leaving Palm Cove Society following Placement (crown made by her Palm Cove Society mentors)

“I would like to thank you all for the opportunity and the fantastic experience.  You are a great team, actually the Best.

I will miss you all.”