The Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner includes staff members with a background in law enforcement, policy, victim support, research, human rights and those with years of general experience in the UK’s anti-slavery sector.
Tatiana has extensive experience working in the anti-trafficking field for over 10 years. She is the Director of Strategy, overseeing implementation of the Commissioner's 5 strategic priorities. She also advises on victim support and partnerships, providing advice and leading on senior engagement with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory stakeholders.
Previously, Tatiana worked at the Human Trafficking Foundation leading the Foundation's development work and partnership with the civil society sector for over three years. She was appointed the Foundation's Director in April 2015.
Tatiana started her career at the International Organization for Migration, Mission to Moldova, and was responsible for carrying out national awareness raising campaigns, visibility of all IOM Moldova projects, as well as relations with national and international counterparts, including mass media. Tatiana is also an experienced trainer in the modern slavery and human trafficking field.
In 2009, Tatiana won an Open Society Institute/ Chevening Scholarship to undertake a Master’s degree in Politics, Security and Integration at University College London. She is also an alumna of the US Department of State Future Leaders Exchange Programme (FLEX).
Christopher Ansell is the Office and Diary Manager for the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
Christopher was a police officer for over 37 years and retired as a detective in 2013. He investigated a number of cases of human trafficking, both in the UK and around the world. Following his retirement from the police and before joining the Commissioner’s team, Christopher was employed on the European Communities Against Trafficking Project as Project Support Coordinator.
This was an EU funded project coordinated between the Borough of Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit. The project also partnered with a specialist anti-trafficking charity, RAHAB, whom Christopher worked closely with. As part of this role, Christopher led on modern slavery training for frontline professionals.
Vicky leads on victim protection and partnerships in the office, focusing on identifying good practice in victim support and encouraging and developing effective partnership-working across the UK.
Previously, Vicky worked at Anti-Slavery International for 5 years, the majority of which was spent coordinating the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group – a UK-wide coalition of anti-trafficking NGOs. In this role she led on the group’s research and advocacy work; monitoring the UK’s anti-slavery response and lobbying for improvements.
Prior to this role at Anti-Slavery International she worked on the ‘RACE in Europe’ project, a multi-country European project focusing on trafficking for forced criminal exploitation and forced begging. Vicky also has previous experience working within a victim support organisation in Northern Thailand.
She has a background in health research and holds an MA in Human Rights from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, where her research focused on the UK’s criminal justice response to human trafficking. During her studies, Vicky volunteered with ECPAT UK supporting the running of the weekly youth group for young people who had been trafficked.
Caroline leads on international engagement, focusing on progressing a strategic and coordinated international response to modern slavery through bilateral relationships and multilateral cooperation.
Prior to joining the office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Caroline worked at the National Audit Office on the Home Affairs and Justice team, assessing value for money of government spending. She specialised on vulnerable persons and migration programmes. Her studies include reports on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme and on the implementation of the Home Office’s modern slavery strategy.
Previously, Caroline worked at the French Embassy in the UK as a Policy Analyst specialising on trade, investment and economic diplomacy. Prior to that, she did a one-year placement at the French Embassy in India.
Caroline studied Political and Social Science at Sciences Po Paris. She holds a Master’s degree in International Security from Sciences Po Paris and an MSc in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester.
The Home Office has announced a repayment scheme for victims of #modernslavery who received reduced subsistence rates between 1 March and 8 November 2018. Read more and access the back payment application form here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-subsistence-rates-back-payment-victims-of-modern-slavery …
The newly released @UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018 covers 142 countries, with an overview of patterns and flows of #humantrafficking at global, regional and national levels http://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/media/1269/unodc-global-report-on-trafficking-in-persons-2018.pdf …
Legal aid is available for victims of modern slavery who need advice on leave to remain under EU Settlement scheme http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2018-11-06.188815.h&s=legal+aid+victims+of+trafficking#g188815.q0 … Thanks to @PaulBlomfieldMP & team who pressed for a public statement to confirm this. Please spread word!
Article 4: Freedom from slavery - #UDHRarticles #standup4humanrights @UNHumanRights https://commit.standup4humanrights.org/en/article_4.php …
Here’s a brilliant resource from @HumanTraffFdn, supported by @UKAntiSlavery, mapping support services for #humantrafficking survivors in the UK - https://www.humantraffickingfoundation.org/support-services …