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Last updated: 10 January 2024

Modern Slavery is the fastest growing crime in the world. Frontline staff in homelessness services may be the only people to notice when an individual who is rough sleeping suddenly disappears or when someone is behaving suspiciously around groups of vulnerable people. It is therefore the responsibility of all frontline agencies to do all they can to protect those at risk.

The Passage, a Westminster based homelessness organisation was the first to uncover the links between modern slavery and homelessness in London and has been advocating for other organisations to support in their mission to create a better support network for survivors of modern slavery.

Therefore, Homeless Link has worked with The Passage to develop guidance on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking to increase awareness and education amongst frontline staff in homelessness settings, who have an important role to play in the prevention of modern slavery and trafficking, and in the protection and support of victims.

Who is this guidance for?

This guidance has been written for staff and volunteers working frontline in homelessness services including:

  • Local Authorities
  • Hostels
  • Outreach Teams
  • Assessment Centres
  • Day Centres
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Hospital Discharge Teams
  • Night Shelters

The Passage has a Modern Slavery Toolkit which provides a range of information and resources to equip homelessness organisations, local authorities and frontline workers with templates and documentation to create modern slavery services with multi-agency partnerships.

Modern slavery team training

To empower your team to learn more about trafficking, we've partnered with Hestia, a leading organisation supporting survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. Together, we've created a one-day course tailored for homelessness services.

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