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We strive for a world where people are protected from modern slavery by effective, evidence-based policies.

About us

The Modern Slavery PEC was created to enhance understanding of modern slavery and transform the effectiveness of laws and policies designed to prevent it.

Our research areas

Preventing modern slavery

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Understanding survivor needs and enhancing victim support

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Modern slavery in business supply chains

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The effectiveness of legal enforcement measures

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Our strategy

The strategy for the Modern Slavery PEC 2021-24.

Call for research: prevention

Targeted rapid research call: assessing the potential of interventions to prevent modern slavery in the UK.

Latest tweets

"We’re working to achieve a world where people are protected from exploitation in modern slavery by forward thinking, effective and evidence-based laws and policies." One more shout out for @alex_balch's blog for @UKRI_News @ahrcpress: https://t.co/K3PSySU7NI
RT @ahrcpress: On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Director of @SlaveryPEC Alex Balch describes the centre's work to tackle moder…