Many survivors of trafficking are wary of engaging with the UK’s Modern Slavery identification systems. This lack of trust further prolongs the trauma of trafficking, preventing people from recovering and moving on. Without effective, survivor-centred identification and support systems, people are unable to leave trafficking and are vulnerable to being re-trafficked. Poor systems deter survivors from coming forward.
We work with frontline partners to monitor the effects of policies in practice and engage with policymakers to push for legislation and policies centred on the rights and best interests of survivors.