Churches to help stop car wash
modern slavery with app
A report from Premier, by Cara Bentley.
Sun 03 Jun 2018
Anti-slavery charities suspect many victims to be in car wash businesses and support the churches' app.
The National Crime Agency thinks there are tens of thousands of people being exploited in the UK, forced to work long hours, for little or no pay, and under threat of violence. They suspect many of them are working in terrible conditions in car washes as police have unearthed this kind of exploitation in garages throughout the country.
To combat the problem, drivers are being encouraged to join a national information-gathering campaign launched by the Church of England? and the Catholic Church in an app.
The Safe Car Wash app will allow drivers to log where they are washing their car and answer a series of questions which could help identify if the staff have been trafficked.
This could vary from saying whether the workers have suitable protective clothing to any personal indicators such as staff seeming withdrawn.
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