Major investigation and public protection

List of anti-slavery charities and non-governmental organisations

Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA)

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7704 2261


AFRUCA advocates the safeguarding of African children from cruelty and abuse. It offers training to tackle child abuse linked to a faith or belief, including witchcraft and juju.

Anti-Slavery International

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7501 8920


Anti-Slavery International works globally with, and builds the capacity of, local partner organisations to tackle modern slavery in their own countries.

Ashiana Sheffield

Telephone: +44 (0)11 4255 5740


This works to protect black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women, children and young people trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and domestic abuse.


Telephone: +44 (0)20 8550 8822

Barnardo’s provides support services to victims of trafficking up to 24 years of age, and advocates positive change to anti-trafficking legislation in the UK.

Black Association of Women Step Out (Bawso)

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2064 4633


Bawso provides specialist services in Wales to people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds who are affected by human trafficking.

Caritas Bakhita House

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7931 6077


This is a centre for the emergency placement of victims across the UK who are escaping human trafficking. It offers emergency support, psychosexual therapy, legal and financial assistance, mentoring, and help with accessing accommodation. Women have access to education and employment opportunities.

Eaves’ Poppy Project

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7735 2062


This provides advocacy, accommodation and free legal advice to trafficked women over the age of 16 years. It offers nine bed spaces.


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7607 2136


ECPAT UK offers safeguarding training on trafficking and modern slavery to frontline professionals in order to improve identification of victims and the response to children who have been trafficked. It runs two support groups for children and young people in London who have been trafficked.

Helen Bamber Foundation

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3058 2020


This Foundation provides therapeutic care, medical consultation, legal protection and practical support to victims of modern slavery.

Hope for Justice

Telephone: +44 (0)84 5519 7402


Hope for Justice identifies and rescues victims, advocates on their behalf, provides restorative care and trains frontline professionals to tackle slavery. It has offices in the UK, USA and Cambodia.


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7243 2942


Kalayaan helps migrant domestic workers in the UK to access their rights. It offers immigration and employment advice, and English language classes to those in need.

Migrant Help (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Telephone: + 44 (0)78 3793 7737 (Scotland), +44 (0)77 8979 1110 (Scotland), +44 (0)13 0420 3977 (Northern Ireland), +44 (0)77 6666 8781 (Northern Ireland)


This is the lead contractor for modern slavery victim support in Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as a subcontractor to The Salvation Army in England and Wales. It delivers support, advice and accommodation services to victims.

NSPCC Child Trafficking Advice Centre (CTAC)

Telephone: +44 (0)80 0107 7057


This offers direct assistance to professionals dealing with children who show signs of being trafficked. It has a national remit and is staffed by qualified social workers and a National Crime Agency officer.

CTAC offers services including:

  • carrying out casework relating to foreign national children with whom there are trafficking or safeguarding concerns, which involves attending meetings about that child, providing advice to professionals and writing expert witness child trafficking reports
  • free resources, training and awareness-raising presentations to assist organisations in identifying and helping trafficked children
  • guidance by telephone
  • a case consultancy service by appointment.

Palm Cove Society

Telephone: +44 (0)11 3230 2271

Palm Cove Society is based in the UK and provides specialist accommodation and support to men and women who are victims of modern slavery.

Protecting children and uniting families across borders (CFAB)

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7735 8941


CFAB is a UK-based charity which identifies and protects children who have been separated from family members due to conflict, trafficking, abduction, migration and asylum.

Stop the Traffik

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7921 4258


This international charity works to increase local community awareness of modern slavery through campaigns, including Taxis Against Trafficking.

The Children’s Society

Telephone: +44 (0)30 0303 7000

This provides drop-in services, advice and counselling to children who have run away and are at risk on the streets.

The Medaille Trust

Telephone: +44(0)161 817 2260


The Medaille Trust is the largest provider of safe house beds in the UK. They work in partnership with a number of police forces, carry out a variety of awareness raising projects, and support preventative projects overseas.

Unseen UK


Unseen UK provides secure accommodation for women of 18 years and over who are classified as victims of human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation and domestic servitude. It provides medical care, counselling, legal and financial assistance, education, immigration advice and assistance with returning to their home country or residing in the UK.

Page last accessed 23 September 2021