Incase you missed our announcement earlier this, please year let us briefly recap:
Based in Bristol, Unseen provides safehouses and support in the community for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery. They also run the UK Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline and work with individuals, communities, business, governments, other charities and statutory agencies to stamp out slavery for good.
Unseen are our Charity of The Year for 2023. They needed a rebuild of their small but mighty mobile application. Mobile apps are a bit out of our usual remit but it was a project we felt quite passionate about.
The app we’ve built serves two main purposes:
The first is to educate people about modern slavery. It details what modern slavery is, giving a better understanding of how it’s still prevalent in today’s world. The app takes you through a list of signs you can look out for that may indicate someone is enslaved. You can also find out more about the UK law on slavery.
The second purpose is to provide a way for people to report suspected cases of modern slavery. The app is primarily used by police forces but can be used by the public. A smaller but very important user base is victims themselves if they have phone access.
“This app is an easy way to find out about and report any concerns relating to human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. However, if you believe someone is in immediate danger, call the police via 999. Further information can be found at policingslavery.co.uk”.Previous Assistant Chief Constable Jim Pearce, the NPCC Lead for Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime.
The app has been designed and built using Unseen’s new brand guidelines so it’s a fresh face all round for the charity.
We’re really excited to share that the new Unseen app is now available in the app store for both iOS and Android users. This is a first for us at Storm so it’s a particularly exciting milestone, especially as it’s for such a worthy cause!
Please check it out even if it’s to familiarise yourself with the signs of modern slavery.
It’s been incredible working on this project and getting out of our usual web app comfort zone. We’re really proud to have partnered with Unseen this year and contribute to the fantastic and vital work that they do.