Safe Car Wash Initiative
A Safe Car Wash app has been launched by the Clewer Initiative to tackle modern slavery.
Hand car washes have been identified by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) as a sector where there is a higher risk of modern slavery and labour exploitation.
The Safe Car Wash app, developed by the Clewer initiative, is supported by Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner, Gangmasters Licensing Abuse Authority, National Crime Agency, National Police Chiefs Council and the Local Government Association, to help identify modern slavery in hand car washes.
The Safe Car Wash app allows the public to report on any suspicious activities, specifically in car washes. The app guides you through key questions and highlights indicators of modern slavery if you are unsure. If your answers indicate that modern slavery may be taking place then it will take you to the Modern Slavery Helpline, where you can tell them about the experience concerning you. If you believe that anyone is in danger, you should always tel: 999 first.
The data collected will be anonymous and will be shared with the National Crime agency and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority. These are the two agencies spearheading the fight against modern slavery in the UK. The app can be downloaded for free on to Apple and Android devices, via the app store.
You can find out more about the Safe Car Wash app and download the link from The Clewer Initiative.