When you think about the role of a support worker you may imagine the carer helping a young person to find a place of safety, to budget and to navigate their way around a new city. It is all those things and more. We are working in the complex and challenging area of child trafficking, so a support worker can mean the only lifeline for a young person or child that has been victimised and abused.
But as our support worker explains;
“I’ve found that the confusion around the referral of children from some professionals in the early stages can be detrimental to a child’s recovery.”
The outcome for young people can be measurably improved when they have support, as they may have been passed from many social workers and officials since their rescue and throughout criminal procedures. It’s only through consistent and constant reliable relationships can the well being of vulnerable children really be helped.
“And, that’s what I saw in abundance when I found Love146.”
“I have worked in various roles for different care companies for years and, quite frankly, I had become a bit disillusioned. Sadly, in the care sector, as with all industries, there are the good, the bad and the gosh-darned unmentionables.”
“Then a trusted friend and wonderful ex-co-worker told me about Love146, I was intrigued. I looked at the website – I liked what I saw and soon met with Lynne Chitty, the U.K. Care Director.”
“Her experience and expertise impressed me, but I quickly came to see the real difference with this charity v. the others: everyone who works for Love146 is a team player with only one goal: to support and improve the lives of children and young people who are survivors of human trafficking.”
“All the training and support that I have received has been exemplary. Each member of the Love146 team go above and beyond in their quest to make a real difference – the end of child trafficking is our real vision.
“And we get there by caring for one young person at a time – together.”
“I can phone, Skype or FaceTime, email or text 24 hours a day for assistance and support. To feel like a part of a family rather than a conglomerate. I feel valued, cherished and listened to.” Mia* a young trafficked survivor in our care.”