Professionals of all disciplines who work with survivors of trafficking and modern slavery should adopt and incorporate the following minimum professional standards into all aspects of their work:
Accessibility and non-discrimination: making sure that survivors are treated fairly and with dignity. Service provision should be diverse, inclusive and flexible to meet the various requirements of each person.
Human rights-based approach: support should never be contingent upon a survivors’ ability or willingness to cooperate with the authorities.
Holistic and victim centred approach: survivors must be placed at the centre of any decision- making process and support must be prioritised in accordance with their individual needs.
Empowering approach: recognise that survivors are individuals with goals, dreams, and aspirations, provide support in a way that recognises individual strength, resourcefulness, and resilience as well as vulnerabilities and difficulties.
Freedom of thought, religion, and belief: signpost to pastoral care or religious support if requested.
Multi agency approach
Safe working approach
A Safe, Calm, Consistent Environment and Approach
The Slavery and Trafficking Survivor Care Standards (2018)