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Modern slavery statement

Norfolk County Council is committed to preventing and acting against modern slavery and human trafficking. This is in both its corporate activities and in the wider community.

The statement sets out the actions that Norfolk County Council has taken, and the policies and procedures it has adopted, to understand modern slavery risks related to its activities and to help ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation or through its partnerships and supply chains.

Further information on modern slavery on GOV.UK.

All council employees, and those we do business with, should be aware of  Norfolk County Council's modern slavery statement (PDF) [161KB] and how to report concerns.

Raising concerns

Whether you work for the council or an organisations we work with, you're positively encouraged to report any reasonable suspicions or concerns where anyone you meet or have contact with may be at risk from modern slavery.

Report any suspicions of modern slavery immediately using the following lines:

  • If you're concerned about a child or vulnerable adult in Norfolk and want to speak to someone, contact us on 0344 800 8020. If you consider the incident to be an emergency, call 999
  • Call the Whistleblowing hotline on 01603 22 44 33
  • Use the Whistleblowing email

See the whistleblowing guidance for further information.

These routes are designed to provide an easily accessible means of reporting genuine suspicions. All concerns raised are treated in the strictest confidence.

Modern slavery is not acceptable, and will not be tolerated. We'll report and take any appropriate action or sanctions that are available to us.

The County Council acknowledges its duty as set out in Section 52 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to notify the Home Office of any individual encountered in England and Wales who it believes is a suspected victim of slavery and human trafficking.

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