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. It is vital that homelessness agencies work together with partners to ensure that vulnerable people are not put at increased risk while accessing their services. This guidance offers practical suggestions on how to raise awareness, respond to risks and support the people you work with.