“Giving victims a voice and a platform in a complex and unfamiliar situation can be the difference between security and homelessness, restoration and devastation, even justice and injustice. We can make all the difference.”
Director of Legal Policy
Hope for Justice trains frontline professionals like the police, social services and homeless shelter staff to spot the signs of modern day slavery.
Our training and resources are delivered to professionals who are most likely to come into contact with victims of human trafficking, often without even realising it. Participants learn how to identify victims and to understand the circumstances that stop people coming forward for help.
Our training works and potential victims are referred to us on a regular basis by recipients. We use the information they provide to identify and rescue further victims and to play our part in disrupting criminal networks.
Corporate Business and Supply Chain Safe-Guarding Program
Since the Modern Slavery Act came into force in 2015, the issue of potential exploitation in businesses and their supply chains has been brought into sharper focus in boardrooms across the nation.
Our services support companies to identify and mitigate the threat of modern-day slavery within your business and supply chain. By educating their teams and taking proactive action, we help their business to inspire consumer confidence and uphold the highest levels of integrity towards their work force.
West Yorkshire Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network
The West Yorkshire Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network (WYATMSN) was established in November 2014 with assistance from the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, to improve coordination in the region’s fight against modern slavery.
It was created to provide a strategic meeting framework on behalf of the statutory, non-statutory and third sector organisations in West Yorkshire who contribute to tackling human trafficking and modern slavery in all its forms across the region.
“Our training leads to increased levels of identification, a key part of our broader operational strategy. This work is changing the landscape of anti-slavery efforts in the UK.”
Training Manager (UK)
Our specialist investigators are embedded in local communities across the UK and operate out of regional ‘Hubs’.
Many victims can’t or won’t go to the police, perhaps because they originate from countries with disreputable policing or because they’ve been instilled with a fear of the UK authorities by their trafficker.
The need for a third party is distinct and urgent. From three offices within the UK Hope for Justice builds bridges of trust with victims of trafficking who may be highly traumatised. We have hubs based in West Yorkshire and West Midlands.
“The contribution of Hope for Justice at each stage of the process was invaluable… The experience of you and your team contributed greatly to the success of this phase of the operation, which was a first for the West Yorkshire region.”
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom
Gold Commander, Operation Angelstoke, West Yorkshire Police
Our Investigators are experienced former police officers. They gather evidence, identify potential victims and then take those victims out of devastating and often dangerous situations to a place of safety. Hope for Justice liaises with the police where appropriate and compiles intelligence so that the police can take action against the trafficker.
Our Legal Team advises and supports survivors on matters ranging from criminal complaints against their trafficker to housing, employment and welfare issues.
Hope for Justice also works with survivors toward civil compensation cases that can help them rebuild their lives.
Our Survivor Care Team works closely with rescued victims to enter them into government-funded safehouses.
Our team assess victims need and make recommendations to safehouse providers.