We are often asked to attend reception centres for victims of modern slavery, mostly following police raids.
We will primarily be called upon to assess the victims’ welfare needs and their suitability for the service, but are also asked to provide additional direct support at the centre. We may offer people something to eat and drink and essential things like toiletries and clothing. Our staff and volunteers will be there to offer a listening ear and support to victims as well as law enforcement staff who have been working on the operation. Sometimes Salvation Army buildings are used as reception centres.
Through our networks across the UK we provide teams of people on standby to transport victims from reception centres or wherever they have been rescued and bring them to a place of safety. They are often taken to a safehouse in another part of the country to remove them from the area where their traffickers operate or to find the most appropriate support service for their particular needs.
Call our helpline if you consider yourself
- to be a victim of modern slavery and are in need of assistance, or
- or you are nominated to make referrals to Government services for victims of modern slavery, or simply a concerned individual, who comes into contact with some-one you suspect may be a victim of modern slavery and in need of assistance
Please call our 24-hour confidential Referral Helpline on 0300 3038151 available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NEW: This year's Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking will be held on Sunday 27 September - please visit our International Headquarters anti-trafficking page here for Day of Prayer posters and resources.
Freedom Sunday is a global day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking. In 2015 it will be held on Sunday 18 October. Please download an ecumenical resource for the Freedom from Slavery day here.