When Henryk is promised a steady job in the UK, he leaves his home country of Poland.  But on arriving in the UK he soon finds that his dream of a steady income and a good job becomes a nightmare of abuse and exploitation.  As the reality of his situation becomes apparent, can Henryk escape his exploitative enslavers?
  • Human Trafficking
  • Vulnerable Adult, Modern Day Slavery, Forced Labour, EU Migrant
  • No Guidance Required

Level of Complexity:
  • Intermediate
  • Differentiation applies depending on the audience
  • Trainer to develop the questions accordingly
Video Synopsis
  • Foreign-born adult is promised reliable work in the UK
  • Adult arrives in the UK and is housed in squalid living conditions
  • Adult is put to work under abusive working conditions
  • Adult has identity documents withheld by traffickers
  • Adult is financially exploited
  • Threatened and fearful, adult realizes he is trapped by the traffickers

Issues Covered

  • Abusive working and living conditions
  • Abuse of vulnerability
  • Deception
  • Intimidation and threats of physical violence
  • Financial abuse
  • Debt bandage
  • Limited freedom of movement
  • Retention of identity documents

  • To explain what modern slavery is, and how it presents in the form of forced labour.
  • To recognise the signs and indicators of forced labour
  • To respond appropriately to a victim of forced labour

  • What do you already know about modern slavery?
  • What are the different types of modern slavery? What has Henryk fallen victim to?
  • What are the key factors that led to Henryk being trafficked?
  • Viewing the story in chronological order, can you identify potential intervention points?
  • What needs will Henryk be presenting on identification?
  • With an accompanying spot the signs resource, how many can you identity in Henryk’s story?

Target Audience:

People likely to come into contact with victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, including but not limited to:

  • Safeguarding teams
  • Police (incl. Community Officers)
  • Fire service
  • Health service (A&E, paramedics, GPs)
  • Community centres (especially migrant communities)
  • Neighbourhood watch schemes
  • Financial / bank staff
  • Recruitment agencies
  • Landlords
  • Home-visitors (e.g. gas/electric meter)
  • Royal mail (spotting multi-occupancy and financial mail addressed to different people)

Useful For:

  • Raising awareness of human trafficking
  • Developing a consistency and cohesion in identification of human trafficking across all fields, and focusing responses to ensure all identified victims get access to all help-services available

Training Suggestions:

  • Can be easily accompanied using pre-established multi-agency training from Hope for Justice and/or West Yorkshire police
  • Could be integrated into Business Engagement, with reference to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and accountability in supply chains
  • Audience specific, follow-up activities could include the identification of potential high-risk or suspected fields of forced labour in local area. E.g. car washes, nail bars, fruit packing, factory work

Useful Links

www.bradford.gov.uk/ /organisations-that-can-help/




For Further Support

  • Hope for Justice, Local Safeguarding Board, Adult/Child MASH.
  • For life endangering situations: 999
  • Non-emergency: 101
  • Crimestoppers: 0800 555111
  • Modern Slavery Helpline: 08000 121 700