We are a UK-based charity working to provide safe havens, in long term homes, for survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery.
We aim to support and help survivors to re-establish themselves in society, giving them a genuine opportunity to change their lives forever.
In the UK, there are estimated to be over 100,000 modern slaves, although the vast majority of victims are probably undetected.
Together we can make the difference and change lives forever.
Mission, Vision and Values
We believe that it is unacceptable that individuals are forced or tricked into slavery of any kind, in any country of the world.
Our aim is to give survivors of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery a long- term home, fully furnished and equipped and give them 24/7 access to support, effectively hand holding them through to eventual independence. This will take time.
Many laudable charities and organisations exist that concentrate on short term relief for survivors - Safe Haven Homes - Yorkshire is different and anticipates supporting individuals for up to 36 months - working to ensure their lives are changed forever and they have reached both financial and emotional independence.
Victims of human trafficking are robbed of their personal freedom we aim to give it back.
We have a small team of experienced trustees and one employed support worker. This team is supported by a wider team of volunteers.
TAMARA BARNETT, HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOUNDATION
‘The lack of specialist support for human trafficking survivors, let alone accommodation and work opportunities, is a huge challenge in our sector. Without long-term support, finance or housing, many survivors risk falling into destitution or even being re-trafficked’.
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What is Modern Slavery?
The Home Office has described modern slavery as “a serious and brutal crime in which people are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain”.
“Traffickers and slave masters use whatever means they have at their disposal to coerce, deceive and force individuals into a life of abuse, servitude and inhumane treatment.” HM Government