Safe Car Wash campaign launch

From June 3 sees the launch of the Safe Car Wash App, a campaign by The Clewer Initiative which is asking parishioners to help the police map the problem of modern slavery in hand car washes. Many hand car washes are legitimate businesses, but some of them are not, instead forcing victims to wash cars for hours on end for little or no pay. Police raids of hand car washes in towns and cities up and down the country have unearthed victims living in horrendous conditions. Once downloaded, the app asks the user to input the location and name of their hand car wash, before taking them through the top indicators of forced labour. If they tick yes to a high enough number, they will be prompted to call the Modern Slavery Helpline and report the business. The data will also be shared anonymously with the National Crime Agency.