Wales sees huge increase in modern slavery

Marcus Barnett - 23 August 2018

WALES has seen a huge increase in “modern slavery” cases over the past year, Welsh government statistics reveal.

Welsh Assembly Health and Social Services Secretary Vaughan Gething will talk to public service workers today about the 193 recorded cases of “potential victims of slavery” that have taken place across the country since last summer.

This represents a massive 56 per cent increase on the previous year.

The figures include record levels of people who have been victims of sexual exploitation, sweated labour in poor conditions and foreign workers facing pay exploitation.... See more

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