Slavery. It’s a word that sounds like it should only survive in history books, somewhere between ‘dinosaur’ and ‘bubonic plague’. Slavery was abolished almost 200 years ago – but the National Crime Agency’s Strategic Assessment of the Nature and Scale of Human Trafficking suggests that, not only is slavery still alive, it is positively thriving.Exposure has been working with young people from across Enfield to investigate the topic of modern slavery.
Supported by Enfield Residents Priority Fund, our young people were determined to make sense of this appalling phenomenon and raise awareness of this little-understood issue. Contained within these pages is a collection of their poems, interviews, reflections and findings. We hope they will open your eyes to what all too often goes unseen.