Domestic servitude involves the victim being exploited in private households. Their movement will often be restricted, and they will be forced to perform household tasks such as childcare and housekeeping over long hours. Victims will usually lead very isolated lives and have little or no unsupervised freedom, but may still attend school.
Know the indicators
Children who have been trafficked for the purpose of domestic servitude may:
Live with a family not of origin.
Be given only leftovers to eat.
Not eat with the rest of the household.
Sleep in an inappropriate space.
Never or rarely leave the house.
Be subjected to insults, abuse, threats or violence.
Are you worried about a child?
You can report anonymously by calling the Garda Confidential Hotline or emailing Blue Blindfold
1800 666 111or