The effects of sexual exploitation through human trafficking.
There is no clear picture about what happens to survivors of modern slavery once they are discovered in the UK.
Those who are referred into the UK’s National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and receive an initial positive (‘Reasonable Grounds’) decision may be able to access accommodation and support within the government-funded safe houses for a ‘recovery and reflection period ’ of a minimum of 45 days. (Article 13, EU Convention Against Trafficking, 2005).
However, what follows for them after that is unclear. Where do they go? What do they do? How do they survive? Some return home, but many are believed to stay on in the UK, either lodging with ‘friends’ and contacts, or finding themselves dependent on housing allowance and other benefits. No one knows for certain. (Life Beyond the Safe House, The Survivors of Modern day Slavery, Human Trafficking Foundation, 2015).
The problem that we are facing is that human trafficking remains hidden within local communities and although the UK government, police and charity organisations are beginning to see the problem, the initiatives put in place are developed not nearly enough to ensure that survivors are given the tools they need to recuperate and recover.
Invisible Traffick GB has firsthand experience of working with survivors of human trafficking and understands the importance of joint working. To support these women long-term, it is vital that organisations and services understand the complexities of sexual exploitation and the effects of trauma. Invisible Traffick have identified this gap and created a unique training package to support these services.
Build effective working relationships with service providers who may come into contact with victims or survivors of sexual exploitation through human trafficking.
Increase statutory services’ knowledge about how to support victims and survivors.
Give participants of the training an understanding of human trafficking in the UK and the systems currently in place to support survivors.
Challenge individual perceptions of prostitution and sexual exploitation.
Give participants an insight into the life of a woman who is being trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Increase target audiences’ understanding of the complexities of trauma related to support. Increase awareness of information of local resources available to services and how to report.
Increase number of reports of identified victims of human trafficking.
Who can benefit from the training?
The training is valuable to ANYONE living in local communities. This also includes:
- All statutory agencies
- Safeguarding teams
- Police teams
- Public and private health care professionals
- Local Councils
- University students
- Prison staff
- Community organisations, charities, churches and outreach projects
For more information on training contact us at email@example.com