The Salvation Army
As of July 2011 in England and Wales the Salvation Army has taken responsibility for delivering the UK government’s contract 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 and Educational Opportunities
Tel: 0300 303 8151
United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC)
The UKHTC is a multi-law enforcement agency focused on the development of expertise and operational co-ordination in relation to the trafficking of human beings. They are responsible for receiving NRM referrals
Tel: 0844 778 2406
Met Police Trafficking Line (Public)
This free phone number asks victims and those who suspect trafficked victims are living in their community, to pass on information in confidence to the police. Experienced officers will investigate their cases and take action against the perpetrators where possible. Where this is not possible they will provide appropriate care and advice to victims in conjunction with their partners.
Tel: 0800 783 2589
To report crime anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers.
Tel: 0800 555 111
The POPPY Project provides support and accommodation to female victims of trafficking. It can also advise other practitioners on issues to do with victim identification and best practice in terms of victim care. The POPPY Project operates a 24/7 referral and advice line.
Tel: 0207 735 2062
Kalayaan provides advice, advocacy and support services for migrant domestic workers in the UK.
Tel: 0207 243 2942
Helen Bamber Foundation
The Helen Bamber Foundation works with survivors of genocide, torture, rape and trafficking and provides therapeutic intervention as well as advocacy support. Tel: 0207 631 4492
Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture is dedicated to the treatment of torture survivors.
Tel: 0207 697 7777
Asylum Aid provides legal representation to asylum seekers. Asylum Aid also runs the Refugee Women’s Resource Project, specifically aimed at women asylum seekers.
Tel: 0207 354 9264
The Refugee Council provides direct help and support to asylum seekers and refugees, and ensures their needs and concerns are addressed.
Tel: 0207 346 6700
Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID)
Bail for Immigration Detainees is an independent charity that works with asylum seekers and migrants, in removal centres and prisons, to secure their release from detention.
Tel: 0207 247 3590
Refugee Action Choices Service can support non-EU victims of trafficking with return and reintegration. The organisation also provides a national service providing expert advice and assistance to asylum seekers and others helping people seeking asylum in the UK.
Tel: 0207 952 1511
Refugee Therapy Centre
The Refugee Therapy Centre offers psychotherapy, counselling and support to asylum seekers and refugees.
Tel: 0207 272 2565
Anti-trafficking Legal Project (AtLep)
AtLep is a network of law practitioners who advise represent and support victims of trafficking and other vulnerable people.
Hibiscus – Female Prisoners Welfare Project
Hibiscus was set up to cater specifically for the special needs of Foreign National and British based Black and Minority Ethnic women in prison. They ensure that female prisoners understand the British Criminal Justice System and their rights within it and have access to appropriate services upon their release.
Tel: 0207 278 7116
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Sexual Assault Referral centres offer victims of sexual assault and rape an integrated service where they can receive medical care, counselling, legal advice and other support, all in one place from professionally trained staff. SARCs can also provide forensic examinations, even if the victim has yet to decide whether to report the crime to the police or not. All results are stored until the victim has made her decision.For a list of available SARCs throughout England and Wales, please see: www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL)
Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) is a feminist organisation supporting women and girls who have been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives, promoting their needs and working towards the elimination of sexual violence. SARSVL wants all women and girls to be free from the fear and experience of sexual violence.
Tel: 0113 202 1844
Terrence Higgins Trust
The Terrence Higgins Trust offers advice and support to people affected by HIV/Aids and their families and loved ones.
Tel: 0845 1221 200
Victim Support is a national charity which helps people affected by crime in England and Wales. They give free and confidential support to each victim/witness, for example by explaining the process of reporting a crime to the police, accompanying a victim/witness to court or by helping victims of crime to claim Criminal Injuries Compensation. Victim Support has local branches throughout England and Wales.
Tel: 0845 303 0900
The Anneli Project (at Leeds Women’s Aid)
The Anneli Project runs a safe house service for women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation. Anneli offers safe housing and specialist support including help with issues around immigration, sexual health, mental health and substance use, money, housing and the criminal justice system. They also provide easy access to specialist counselling, interpreting, training, health and education services.
Tel: 0113 246 0401
STOP THE TRAFFIK
STOP THE TRAFFIK is a global movement campaigning against all forms of trafficking. They work to prevent the sale of people, protect the trafficked and prosecure the traffickers.
Tel: 0207 921 4258
Africans Unite Against Child Abuse is an organisation concerned about cruelty against the African Child and works to promote the welfare of African children in the UK. AFRUCA campaigns and works to raise awareness on the issue of child trafficking.
Tel: 0207 704 2261
Amnesty International campaigns on trafficking issues and works to raise awareness about trafficking and related issues.
Tel: 0207 413 5500
Anti-Slavery International works exclusively against slavery and related abuses. Anti-slavery campaigns on trafficking issues and works to raise awareness of the issues involved.
Tel: 0207 501 8920
ECPAT UK stands for End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes. They are a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK and on its international aspects.
Tel: 0207 233 9869
NSPCC campaigns and raises awareness to end cruelty to children, including on issues relating to trafficking and sexual exploitation/grooming. The NSPCC run several projects for children who have been sexually exploited and/or trafficked. Jointly with ECPAT UK, the NSPCC also runs the National Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line (CTAIL), which aims to help practitioners working with trafficked children.
Tel: 0800 107 7057 (National Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line)
Unchosen is an anti-trafficking charity promoting human trafficking film campaigns nationwide. Through film, documentaries, interviews and Q&As, Unchosen aims to raise awareness about domestic servitude, forced labour, child and sex trafficking happening here in the UK.
Tel: 0117 370 6417
UK Border Agency (UKBA)
The UK Border Agency is responsible for securing the UK borders and controlling migration in the UK. They manage border control for the UK, enforcing immigration and customs regulations. They also consider applications for permission to enter or stay in the UK, and for citizenship and asylum.
UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
The UNODC undertakes field-based project work, research and analysis on the issue of human trafficking, amongst other drug and crime related activities. The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are: field-based technical cooperation projects; research and analytical work; and normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and the provision of secretariat and substantive services to the treaty-based and governing bodies.
Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA)
The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) regulates those who supply labour or use workers to provide services in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, shellfish gathering and food processing and packaging to ensure that workers are not exploited.
Tel: 0845 602 5020
Child exploitation and Online Protection Centre - CEOP
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of the UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be, including trafficking.
Tel: 0870 000 3344
Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner
In order to provide immigration advice, you need to be registered with the OISC.
Tel: 0207 211 1500
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)
CICA administers the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme throughout England, Scotland and Wales and pay compensation to eligible applicants who have been the victim of a violent crime.
Tel: 0800 358 3601
Work Authorisation Scheme (For Romanian and Bulgarian
Romanian and Bulgarian nationals who want to work in the UK need to register with the Work Authorisation Scheme.
Tel: 0114 207 4074
The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. The Law Society operates the Legal Complaints Service for members of the public wishing to make a complaint about solicitors. If you feel that a victim has been poorly represented, please contact the Law Society to make a complaint.
Tel: 0207 242 1222
English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP)
Since 1975, the International Prostitutes Collective has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws that criminalize sex workers and their families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages. They believe that no woman, child or man should be forced by poverty or violence into sex with anyone. They provide information, help and support to individual prostitute women and others who are concerned with sex workers’ human, civil, legal and economic rights.