About the project
The Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery, Exploitation and Abuse (BCRSEA) at St Mary’s University is leading innovative research into British survivors of modern slavery’s experience of support.
This is one of five projects investigating survivor support and recovery announced by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
The overall purpose of these five projects is to improve the policy surrounding survivor care in the UK, with each project focusing on a specific area.
The research team led by St Mary's University, Twickenham, collaborating with the Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull and Justice and Care, works to examine the dynamics behind the patterns of modern slavery in the domestic context; to identify barriers to support faced by British nationals, and to highlight interventions to support their recovery.
Although awareness of the number of British nationals affected by modern slavery has grown in recent years, the specific needs of British Survivors have not been well understood. Our study aims to change that and produce clearer protocols for improved support going forward.
Dr Carole Murphy, Acting Director of the Bakhita Centre
Dr Carole Murphy, St Mary's, Twickenham, Dr Alicia Kidd, Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull, Dr Craig Barlow, Forensic Criminologist and consultant researcher and Louise Gleich, Justice and Care.
The Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery, Exploitation and Abuse at St Mary’s University, Twickenham is to undertake innovative research into British survivors of modern slavery experience of support in Britain.