Needs Based Assessments

Needs Based Assessments

  • At point of entry, the initial assessment is about needs and risk; people should not be interviewed or expected to provide details about the trafficking or exploitation they have suffered.

  • Staff are suitably trained to ensure safeguarding needs are assessed and managed according to organisational safeguarding policies.

  • Basic needs are met immediately (for example, emotional support, access to culturally appropriate food, private safe room, washing facilities, clean and appropriate clothing);

  • Medical needs are met, including maternal and mental health assessments and referrals, and urgent medical care provided without delay.

  • Emotional support is provided by appropriately trained staff.

  • There is flexibility for the person to move away from the area if they do not feel safe.

  • If needed, people are able to access housing or community care solicitors.