Officers from the town’s Community Safety Unit worked with representatives of Dover District Council, Home Office Immigration Enforcement and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority on Tuesday 29 September 2020.
They spoke to workers and managers at sites around Dover, to ensure legal guidelines and workers’ rights were being properly followed.
Those spoken to were provided with advice on human trafficking and modern slavery and were given the opportunity to speak to officials in a safe space.
Three people suspected of working illegally were identified and their cases will now be examined by Immigration Enforcement.
‘Kent Police is determined to protect the most vulnerable in our society and will be repeating similar activities on a regular basis to help build up our intelligence picture, take enforcement action if appropriate and gain the trust of potential victims.’
‘From the briefing at DDC’s offices, support from our new CCTV control room, through to multi-agency visits to premises across the district, we demonstrated that we have the resources to protect workers who may be vulnerable to exploitation.’