Modern slavery and human trafficking: guidance for frontline services

Human trafficking is the fastest growing international crime and there are clear links between trafficking, modern slavery and homelessness.

Trafficking is a risk for people who are homeless, insecurely housed or otherwise vulnerable. People may become homeless after escaping exploitation, or be targeted by traffickers while using homelessness services. 

Traffickers use services that support vulnerable individuals to target people for exploitation. As a result, it's vital that homelessness agencies work with partners to prevent exploitation, spot the signs of trafficking, and offer support to victims of trafficking. This guidance offers practical suggestions on how to raise awareness, respond to risks and support the people you work with.

We'd like to thank The Passage for sharing findings from the first two years of their Anti-Slavery Project, including case studies and recommendations.

Catch up on our webinar with the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network here.

The Passage Anti-Slavery Project Report 2018-20

Findings and recommendations from the first two years of The Passage Anti-Slavery Project, including the impact of Covid-19 and potential trends in modern slavery and trafficking post-lockdown.


Modern slavery and human trafficking - resources