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 | 23 October 2018
The Modern Slavery Unit in the Home Office has launched a newsletter to keep stakeholders informed of its progress in delivering reform of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), and to share key news from its partners in their work to tackle modern slavery.
News | 22 October 2018
A new report released jointly today by the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab takes a close look at modern slavery, environmental destruction and climate change as interconnected crises. The study reveals the ways in which these three areas are intrinsically linked, strongly supporting the argument that it is vital to for them to be routinely considered as connected issues and tackled with holistic strategies.
News | 18 October 2018
A new collaborative study between experts at the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham and the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, issued on 18 Oct 2018, looks at the true extent and nature of modern slavery and human trafficking in hand car washes in the UK.
News | 15 October 2018
The Human Trafficking Foundation has today published the updated Slavery and Trafficking Survivor Care Standards, a vital resource for frontline practitioners who work with survivors. These Standards have been endorsed by Kevin Hyland OBE, the inaugural Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
News | 11 October 2018
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s (IASC) office, in collaboration with the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, has today launched an online toolkit to help local organisations and agencies work better together to tackle modern slavery.

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