What is BAVEX?
BAVEX is the partnership campaign supported by a variety of different agencies across Bedfordshire to raise awareness of the various forms of modern slavery and exploitation that take sadly place in the county.
The campaign particularly focuses on those forms of exploitation linked to organised crime.
This includes child criminal exploitation through county lines, child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation through things like forced begging, shoplifting or money laundering, sexual exploitation in places like brothels, labour exploitation in different industries as well as the cuckooing of vulnerable people’s homes.
To find out more or report your concerns please visit their website.