Priority 1: Victim identification & care
To drive improved identification of victims of modern slavery and enhanced levels of immediate and sustained support for victims and survivors across the UK

Why victim identification & care?


Millions of people are trapped in modern slavery around the world, and thousands in the UK. Behind every number is a name and behind every statistic a story – this is a crime that impacts men, women, adults and children.

 

Victims of modern slavery often suffer from an array of serious physical and psychological health issues as a direct result of the exploitation they have been subjected to. Immediate support is paramount in making victims feel safe and secure, and to protect them from further harm. Sustained support is often required to enable long-term healing, to increase resilience, and to help survivors reintegrate into society and rebuild their lives.

 

It is essential that we improve efforts to identify potential victims so that individuals can be removed from situations of exploitation, protected from further harm and referred for appropriate care. Support will be most effective when it is informed and guided by survivors’ experience and expertise.

 

Areas of focus


Related News & Insights


News | 17 May 2018
Today I have announced my resignation as the UK's first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
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News | 17 April 2018
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News | 09 April 2018
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