Anti-slavery day 2021

Let’s start with the big point first, slavery isn’t something which happens “over there”. It’s something which happens right here on your doorstep, and it is happening right now. “Modern Slavery” is a broad term, to say the least. It encompasses many different things, and among them the government lists child trafficking, for obvious reasons. …

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Hotels aren’t homes

Hotels aren’t homes. That shouldn’t really need saying to be honest. We all know that they aren’t. A home might not be the stereotypical two up, two down, white picket fence and smoke curling from the chimney child’s drawing, but it definitely isn’t a room in hotel.  We know the argument that “at least they …

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Running for Love

After an uncertain year fundraising events are back and we can start raising vital funds through community events, and get running for love. So this Saturday 10th July 2021, we have a fantastic team of five supporters who are running the Race to the Stones, a 100km ultramarathon!.  The Threshold Trail Series will be taking …

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The Journey of a Carer for a Trafficked Child

Our Love146 carers are individuals from all walks of life, culturally, and demographically. But what connects them is an open mind, and their willingness to accept the challenges ahead. Whatever that means in their journey as a carer to a trafficked child. When a child or young person comes into our care, they have experienced …

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Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Understanding the Difference

Migration and Immigration is the ‘hot topic’ of the moment. And one group caught up in the rhetoric are refugees and asylum seekers. Often asylum seekers and refugees get included in this debate, especially in the media but for the wrong reasons. That’s why we need you to know the facts, not the fear. The …

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Age of Doubt | Claiming Asylum in the UK

There’s a rather dismal picture emerging about how the Home Office is conducting itself, namely over the issue of assessing the age of young people arriving in the UK and claiming asylum. Whilst having apparently committed itself to a concerted approach with Local Authorities and other stakeholders a mere 6 years ago (or just four …

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A Trafficked Survivor | From Survival Mode to Survivor Care

“When a child or young person experiences frequent or prolonged stress, danger or abuse their brain anatomy and function alters to protect themselves by triggering a ‘survival mode’. ‘This can be observed in abused, traumatised and, trafficked children and why our survivor care is critical.” Lynne Chitty, Director of Care at Love146 UK is well-versed …

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A Trafficked Young Woman | June’s Story

June’s* story is of a trafficked young woman, her struggles and sadness but also her strength to survive. Her journey may have been different if she hadn’t had the consistent support and guidance from the community of childcare professionals we work with and, if we hadn’t been there for her. Providing support throughout her journey …

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The Unemployment Issue for Vulnerable Young People

A key to preventing trafficking is knowing that traffickers use young people’s vulnerabilities to target their victims. There are many forces and situations that cause vulnerability in a child’s life, and the increasing unemployment issue for vulnerable young people, is a growing concern. As part of our prevention services we consistently address the facts and …

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