At TRIBE Freedom Foundation, our key objectives include increasing awareness of modern slavery, championing long-term survivor support and equipping key stakeholders to prevent modern slavery across the UK and beyond. We have been partnering with Justice & Care since 2021 and we are proud to support their fantastic Victim Navigator Programme which has empowered survivors and improved the prosecution rates of traffickers across the UK.
For the last four years, Justice and Care have been pioneering this Victim Navigator Programme in the UK – an initiative where they embed a specialist team within police forces and other frontline teams around the country to help combat slavery.
Navigators provide strategic advice into cases, train officers and most critically provide care to survivors, helping them to rebuild their lives and engage with police investigations.
The impact has been extraordinary, almost tripling the number of victims willing to engage with police. Last month alone, the programme led to 13 successful prosecutions. It has won plaudits from the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and many MPs, including just last week from Theresa May.
We are delighted to hear that the programme has been awarded a coveted Thomson Reuters Foundation Stop Slavery Award – the equivalent of an Oscar in the anti-human trafficking sector. We can’t wait to see how the programme continues to develop and to update you on the impact of this important programme, supported by funds raised across the TRIBE community.