Coronation Street joins forces with The Salvation Army to highlight the plight of those who are victims of Human Trafficking.

29/07/19

Coronation Street joins forces with The Salvation Army to highlight the plight of those who are victims of Human Trafficking.

At the same time the shocking storyline unfolds, The Salvation Army is launching a new campaign to help the public spot and report suspicions of slavery in their own communities. Just like in fictional Weatherfield, victims of modern slavery are being forced to work against their will in nail salons but also factories, car washes and construction sites and other common workplaces in every corner of the UK.

Actress Ruxandra Porojnicu, who plays Alina, has spoken on the importance of raising awareness of such issues, she said:

“All these victims, like in Alina’s case, can appear like they are living a normal life. No one would notice they are going through such tough times and they need help unless we look more closely. Victims need to know there are so many people who care for them and support is available when they need it.

Victims seeking help who have been trafficked to or within England and Wales can be referred to The Salvation Army through a confidential dedicated referral line 0300 303 8151 available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The social media campaign is the brainchild of The Salvation Army’s collective Pan European Anti Trafficking response team, made up of 23 countries, which was set up in 2013 in an effort to prevent, protect and care for victims of trafficking across Europe. The UK and Republic of Ireland territory of The Salvation Army have joined the campaign this week.

The campaign began earlier in 2019 in Sweden, Norway, Latvia and Moldova and has since launched in the Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, Ukraine and Romania. Adverts will launch soon in Italy, Greece, Georgia and Russia.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/spot-signs-modern-slavery-0