Modern slavery happens in hand car washes across the country. But with only anecdotal evidence, and a partial understanding of the scale of the problem, victim support and enforcement agencies need the public’s help to map this issue. The Safe Car Wash app has been created to enable the public to help gather information about hand car washes in the UK and identify where there are signs that exploitation or abuse might be taking place.
Download the Safe Car Wash app onto your phone and use it every time you go to a hand car wash. The app will take you through the most obvious indicators of modern slavery, asking you questions to determine whether those signs are present or not. If there is a high likelihood of modern slavery in the car wash, you will be prompted to send a report to the Modern Slavery Helpline, which can be done directly through the app, or to call them on 08000 121 700.
Remember, if someone is in immediate danger please call 999 and report it to the police. Do not attempt to intervene yourself as you may put yourself and others in danger, including potential victims of modern slavery.