PROFESSIONALS

SINCE WE FIRST OPENED OUR DOORS IN THE UK, TOGETHER WITH PROFESSIONALS WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE FRONT LINES, SAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE. WORKING WITH PROFESSIONALS WE HAVE SEEN THAT SURVIVORS CAN GROW AND HEAL WHEN THEIR NEEDS ARE MET – ALTHOUGH RARELY ON A TIME TABLE.

THIS TRACK REPRESENTS THE WAY THAT WE WALK ALONGSIDE A SURVIVOR – WHOSE JOURNEY IS JUST BEGINNING ONCE THEIR EXPLOITATION HAS ENDED.

POLICE RESCUE

We often know very little beyond the location a young person was found.

REFERRAL + ASSESSMENT

We arrive on the scene only after the Local Authority has determined that we can help. It's a partnership that depends on police and other first responders recognising the signs of trafficking. We work with each Local Authority to determine the most appropriate Love146 resource to offer.

PLACEMENTS

If appropriate we will place the survivor with a Love146 carer who is trained to care for trafficked young people.

IMMEDIATE SAFETY PLAN

Developed by the UK Director of Care, Lynne Chitty, our safety program is built on the wisdom of 30 years spent keeping children safe. It doesn't focus on keeping young people in, but rather on keeping everyone else out. That means no phone or internet in the early days. These safeguards are essential to break the connection between the survivor and their trafficker.

ASYLUM APPLICATION

Young people trafficked into the UK from other countries have many legal rights. One of those is the right to apply for asylum here. It's a confusing process that involves solicitors and lots of interviews. We do our best to explain each step, and to assure them that no matter the outcome of their application, we will be there.

SAFETY WORK

Having been controlled by their traffickers for so long, the young people we support must learn to do many things. First, they are equipped to develop healthy, safe and trusting relationships. That is followed by learning the skills required on the journey to independence, from budgeting to bus-riding.

MAKING A REFERRAL

For more information, and to make a referral to Love146 UK, please download the referral form and send to referrals@love146.org.uk

To speak with one of our staff  Telephone L146 duty: 08456 802 146

Eligibility Criteria: Children whose origins are from outside the United Kingdom where trafficking or modern slavery is suspected or confirmed Children may be; Unaccompanied by their parents or caregivers, separated from their family or in situations unknown at the point of referral.

Referral Time Frame: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Out of hours and in hours liaison with involved agencies and support services (as required).

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