Victims of trafficking are likely to be isolated by the nature of their circumstances, away from their homes and family, often not speaking the local language, lacking money and with restrictions on their movement. Traffickers may use a number of other methods to increase this sense of isolation.
Access to communications equipment such as phones is likely to be restricted. The constant presence of traffickers and their associates also mean it may be difficult to write and post letters.
Social life may be non-existent or very limited. Not allowing access to religious services has an impact on people of faith that is explored below but it also has the effect of eliminating an opportunity to socialize.
Locations where victims of trafficking are held may be remote and difficult to access. This applies particularly in cases of agricultural, mining and quarrying exploitation.
Domestic servitude cases often involve a single trafficking victim in a household. Naturally isolating as this situation is, loneliness may be increased by control measures such as making the victim eat meals alone and not giving any days off.