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Most of us think of slavery as an issue confined to history or an issue that only exists in far away countries. But the truth is that slavery is closer than you think. It's something that unfortunately still happens today and a lot closer to home.Modern slavery is a serious and brutal crime in which people are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain. It’s an international problem, and due to the nature of the crime, the true extent is unknown. What we do know is that modern slavery is a growing issue, affecting men, women and children.This course is designed to help you understand what modern slavery is, who is affected, and what you should do if you spot the signs.Key InsightsWhat is modern slavery? - Modern slavery is an international crime, affecting an estimated 29.8 million people around the world.Who is affected? - Because modern slavery takes various forms, it affects males and females of all ages and races.How to spot the signs - Victims of modern slavery may be unwilling to come forward to law enforcement because they might not see themselves as victims, or they might fear further reprisals from their abusers.Reporting suspicions - If you suspect modern slavery is happening near you, you can report it in a number of ways.