It is every punter's duty to recognise the signs of sex trafficking
and if suspicions arise, to not err on the side of caution, but to report your suspicions immediately to the UK Human Trafficking Centre (link below):http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/contact-us/contact-the-ukhtc
Here are the classic signs/questions to ask yourself when identifying a victim of sex trafficking:
(1) Does the person appear disconnected from family, friends, or community?
(2) Is the person disoriented or confused, or showing signs of mental or physical abuse?
(3) Does the person have bruises in various stages of healing?
(4) Is the person fearful, timid, or submissive?
(5) Does the person show signs of having been denied food, water, sleep, or medical care?
(6) Is the person often in the company of someone to whom he or she defers? Or someone who seems to be in control of the situation, e.g., where they go or who they talk to (even by phone)?
(7) Does the person appear to be coached on what to say?
(8) Is the person living in unsuitable conditions?
(9) Does the person lack personal possessions and appear not to have a stable living situation?
(10) Does the person have freedom of movement? Can the person freely leave where they live? Are there unreasonable security measures?
(11) Does the person fail to control either/or their advertising or modes of communication?