Dame Sara welcomes Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre funding call for research on survivor support and recovery


The Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (MSPEC) has launched a £300k funding call for research focused on the recovery and support needs of modern slavery victims and survivors in the immediate and longer term.

Proposals for projects involving those on the frontline and which incorporate a survivor-led approach are encouraged to influence future policy development.

The MSPEC is looking to fill gaps in the evidence base on modern slavery, including the process of identifying potential victims of modern slavery; understanding the experiences of victims and survivors; and ways to prevent re-trafficking.

The MSPEC’s call will close at 16.00 on Wednesday 30 September 2020. For more information please visit their website

The MSPEC will also launch a funding call on the impact of Covid-19 on modern slavery survivor support. More information will be made available in the coming weeks at their website above. 


Dame Sara Thornton, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, said:

“I welcome this funding call from the Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre and their commitment to promoting research which places improvements to policy and practice at its core. 

Collaborative research informed by the views and experiences of victims and survivors will vastly improve our understanding of what works to support their longer term recovery. This funding call is a major boost to efforts which seek to fill the evidence gap on modern slavery and survivor support.”  


More information on the work of the MSPEC can be found here.