Policing Slavery Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Policing Slavery Website

This website is run by the Digital Media unit of the Alliance Corporate Communications department for Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to

  • Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen using your device software or browser
  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts using your device software or browser
  • Modify the line height or spacing of text using your device software or browser
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

AbilityNet - has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this website?

We are aware that some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • Videos that may be shown on the site may not have captions or transcripts available.
  • Some documents are in PDF format and are not fully accessible

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information on this site in a different format, please contact the Digital Media team and tell us:

  • The web address (URL) of the content
  • Your name and email address
  • The format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF.

We will confirm receipt and inform you how we will handle your request.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Digital Media team

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Devon and Cornwall Police is committed to making its partner websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

We have identified the following areas where we are non-compliant with the accessibility regulations.

Principle 1: Perceivable

Guideline 1.2 Time Based Media (Accessibility problem 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1,2,3 (Level A))

Any videos may not have transcripts or audio descriptions, synchronized captions, or BSL.

Guideline 1.4 Distinguishable (Accessibility problem 1.4.12)

Text spacing: In very few places text containers are given a height and when text is enlarged it overflows.

Principle 2: Operable

Interface, controls and navigation are operable

Guideline 2,4 Navigable (Accessibility problem 2.4.4)

Purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone. Occasionally content editors have used click or select here as link text only

Principle 4 Robust

Content can be used reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies

Guideline 4.1 Compatible (Accessibility problem 4.1.1 (Level A))

Significant HTML/XHTML validation/parsing errors are avoided

Disproportionate burden

Principle 1: Perceivable

Guideline 1.2 Time Based Media (Accessibility problem 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1,2,3 (Level A))

If any videos are posted, they likely will not have transcripts or audio descriptions, synchronized captions, or BSL. It would be too costly in time and money to re-record these videos.

Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services

How we tested this website

This website has been tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA using the following techniques:

  • Automated testing – the quickest way to catch 20% - 50% of potential issues
  • Manual testing – using assistive technology tools to test the website with a social focus on areas with known problems

What we are doing to improve accessibility

This website and its content will periodically be reviewed. We plan to fix some of the issues identified on this statement by taking the following actions:

  • Monitoring the site design and branding of the website and redeveloping key services on our site. Any accessibility problems reported to us we will endeavour to tackle in order to ensure the website is as accessible as possible
  • Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards
  • Any videos (from November 2020) that the Devon and Cornwall Digital Media department produce will have synchronized captions, a transcript or audio description. Some will also have BSL

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The MSOIC is NOT accountable for the content of external websites

About Us


This is the website of the NPCC Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime (MSOIC) Unit.  We work to support police officers, police staff and law enforcement partners to lead the fight against modern slavery,  human trafficking and OIC. 

Our aim is to help to deliver a consistent response to protecting victims and targeting offenders - and to work with partners to ultimately help prevent exploitation from having a place in our society.

Contact Us


You can contact the NPCC Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime Unit by email at Modern Slavery

Alternatively colleagues in UK law enforcement can join the Policing Slavery and Human Trafficking Group on Knowledge Hub.


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