The Clewer Initiative has launched an app to tackle modern slavery in farming, horticulture and food production
The Farm Work Welfare App, developed by The Clewer Initiative, will provide information on employment rights in eight languages and is aimed at the thousands of workers who come every year to help with the harvest of fruit and vegetables on UK farms.
In a sector which often uses recruitment agencies or third-party labour providers, the app will also give guidance to farmers and growers on how to prevent labour exploitation. Farmers will be able to access practical information on licensed labour providers, document verification and the rights of workers.
The app will allow both farmers and workers to flag up concerns about labour exploitation or modern slavery and seek help, with the information processed by the Modern Slavery Helpline.
The app can be downloaded now from Google Play and is coming soon to iOS App Store.
For more information, visit https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/farmworkwelfare