Open Access to All

Open Access to All

  • Be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Be flexible to allow support beyond 3 working days according to individual need.

  • Enable access to legally aided lawyers.

  • Be transport accessible and, if the Place of Safety is in a rural area, providers should ensure that the survivor is supported back to a place of their choosing should they wish to leave.

  • Be accepting of self-referral.

  • Be accessible to those who have been historically trafficked.

  • Be accessible to all regardless of complex needs.

  • Promote equality and diversity.

  • Be able to signpost to pastoral care or religious support if requested, but not engage in proselytization or seek to persuade someone to join a religion, cause, or group.

  • Treat all survivors fairly and with dignity.