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.