Help support our campaign to ensure victims of modern slavery can live Free for Good
Once a victim of modern slavery is formally recognised by the authorities, there is no automatic entitlement in England and Wales to ongoing assistance or practical support. Victims who have been receiving support whilst waiting for a final determination on their trafficking claims, often for months and sometimes years, currently have only 45 days to exit support services and find alternative accommodation and means to survive. The lack of a guaranteed pathway to further support coupled with only 45 days for a recognised survivor to access mainstream services leaves them at real risk of homelessness, destitution and re-trafficking.
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The Free for Good campaign backs legislation that enshrines victim support into law and has been set up to mobilise support for the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill which would guarantee all recognised victims to be given leave to remain and specialist support tailored to individual need for 12 months.
Please visit the Free for Good website to learn more about the campaign and to ask your MP to pledge their support and back the bill as it proceeds through parliament.
You can use the #Freeforgood hashtag to help promote the campaign on your social media channels.
Read more about why we support the campaign here.