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Identifying pathways to support British victims of modern slavery towards safety and recovery: A scoping study

Research on survivors of modern slavery has increased exponentially in recent years. Much of this research tends to focus on specific forms of trafficking such as labour, sexual, or criminal exploitation; the impact of trafficking on mental and physical health; the drivers of trafficking; or specific sites of trafficking, for example countries of origin of persons trafficked into the UK based National Referral Mechanism (NRM) statistics, such as Nigeria, Vietnam, and Albania. 

Pathways Through Liberation: Revealing Survivors' Support Journeys Outside of the UK National Referral Mechanism

About the projectIn 2018, only 6,993 potential victims were referred to the NRM (including children). Of those, little is known about what happens to the majority of survivors after they reach the 'cliff edge' of support at the end of their time in the NRM, but there is some evidence that survivors are experiencing homelessness and destitution, and are at risk of further exploitation...

Access to Education for MSHT Survivors, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees

Horizons Summer School

The Centre is committed to supporting the development of educational opportunities for survivors, working alongside sector professionals to apply for funding and contribute to the design and delivery of educational programmes...