Modern slavery is happening in hand car washes across the country. But with only anecdotal evidence, and a partial understanding of the scale of the problem, law enforcement need the public’s help to map this issue. The Safe Car Wash App has been created to mobilise communities and help gather information about hand car washes in the UK.

Download the Safe Car Wash app onto your phone and use it every time you go to a hand car wash. The app will take you through the most obvious indicators of modern slavery, asking you questions to determine whether those signs are present or not. If there is a high likelihood of modern slavery in the car wash, you will be prompted to call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.

Remember, if someone is in immediate danger please call 999 and report it to the police.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

- demo mode so you can try out the app without submitting any data
- new swipe navigation
- manual location entry
- minor graphical and content changes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

ElsS1990 ,

Great idea, but a few bugs

Just a note for the developers that when you click on the menu to learn more, there is no way to go back to the homepage to submit a hand car wash survey. Clicking X just took me back to data usage page I was reading. I can just close the app and reopen though.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for letting us know! A few users have reported this problem and we are working on getting it fixed as soon as possible.

clogsy77 ,

Mostly ok

5* for the concept behind the app, 3* for the app itself. The only thing I think really needs changing is the slide bar to select the cost of the car wash. It is way too sensitive in going up in penny increments so I found I could not get it accurate at all. + and - buttons that go up in 25p increments would be better or just let the user enter the amount themselves into £ and pence boxes. Other than that it’s a good concept and idea.

chilling by the sea ,

Great concept and easy to use app

The app is so easy to use and great to know that I can play my part in helping the authorities to map and stop modern slavery in hand car washes. Thank you


The Archbishops' Council
28.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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