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Modefrn slavery helplineJANUARY. 2022


 A little niggling suspicion you have about someone, or "something going on", or "something not quite right" may be just the piece of jigsaw needed to fit into the bigger picture and make action possible - to rescue someone from a dreadful life - and prosecution to prevent even more people being trafficked / exploited / enslaved.


Slavery is closer than you think - watch the 30 second Modern Slavery campaign TV advert

from 2014 to find out more


  • Always call 999 if you or the person is in immediate danger, if there’s no immediate danger, call the police on the non-emergency number 101
  • Lancashire Victims Services are available to offer help and support on 0300 323 0085
  • You can also call the national modern slavery helpline that offers 24/7 advice on 08000 121 700

·        You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. When you contact them your identity will be protected









It has not gone away during the pandemic. Where are the victims now? How can we spot signs of it happening? We shall be putting information and personal stories on this Caritas page, and referring people to them from the parish newsletter.

The first link below takes you to a 7-minute video produced by the the Clewer Initiative of the Church of England, an initiative which is very active in this enormous problem. It gives an insight into the issue of slavery / exploitation. If you then look at the side of the screen, there are links to personal stories. 


 We See You: Modern Slavery in the UK - YouTube




Click here for Marek's story, for which we have his permission




Lancashire Police Modern Slavery Website











Afghan Refugee Crisis


27/8/21: The plight of refugees fleeing from the dreadful situation in Afghanistan has touched the hearts of many, not least here in the Parish of the Good Samaritan where some members of our parish community have launched an initiative, together with Caritas Salford and New Neighbours Together here in Burnley to help refugees now arriving in our region.


UPDATE 30/8/21 - the list of items urgently needed has just been updated:

to find out how you can contribute, please click here. Thank you.




Concerned about the plight of those seeking refuge from the turbulent, dangerous situation in Afganistan?

Wish you could do something to help?

See this page on the diocesan website.


Update 23/8/21:

A chance to help financially or donate items to refugees arriving in the North West: