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The Salvation Army is committed to supporting victims of human trafficking


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The Salvation Army has a long history of working with people who are vulnerable and marginalised across the world.

This includes people who find themselves the victims of human trafficking. The Salvation Army’s anti-human trafficking work takes place on an international scale, and it has been protecting and caring for vulnerable victims of human trafficking since The Salvation Army’s early beginnings in the 1880s.

Call our helpline if you consider yourself
  • to be a victim of trafficking and are in need of assistance, or
  • or you are a nominated First Responder, or simply a concerned individual, who comes into contact with some-one you suspect may be a victim of trafficking 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.


In England and Wales

The Salvation Army took responsibility for delivering the UK government’s contract in July 2011 to manage support services for adult female and male victims of Human Trafficking.

The specialist support programme is designed to preserve the dignity of victims, protect and care for them in safe accommodation, and provide access to confidential client-based support services including

  • Legal Advice
  • Health Care
  • Counselling
  • Educational Opportunities


  • Worldwide more than 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked every year
  • 77% are women
  • 87% of trafficked victims are sexually exploited
  • This is a worldwide criminal activity with annual profits estimated to be $36 billion
  • Women are sold for £500 - £8000

Source: UNODC/Home Office

Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them. First and foremost, human trafficking is a crime against humanity.

Global Issue

Human trafficking is a global issue - The Salvation Army is deeply committed to fighting human trafficking however it may be manifested and seeks to exercise care in restoring the freedom and dignity of those affected.


Find more information on the victims code of practice, victims personal statement and a leaflet outlining the support available for victims of human trafficking - in 11 languages.