Many individuals who are sleeping rough are extremely vulnerable to exploitation due to their complex circumstances. Homeless people are often offered jobs that turn out to come with threats but without pay.
The Anti-Slavery and Homelessness service is based within SIFA Fireside and the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network (WMASN). The primary purpose of the service is to help build the capacity of teams to provide an exemplary model of support to individuals who have experienced modern slavery. SIFA Fireside and WMASN support the early identification of people who may have been exploited, build the skills and expertise of teams and assist the strengthening of collaborative working between voluntary sector and statutory agencies at strategic level.
The Anti-Slavery and Homelessness Development Officer coordinates the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network’s SafePlace project: a pre-NRM supported accommodation for adult male survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery in the West Midlands.
SIFA Fireside is passionate about advocating for those who need a voice the most, ensuring they are encouraged to make informed choices and decisions about their care and future, ensuring professionals are survivor-centred from the get-go. SIFA Fireside feels strongly about being trauma-informed and providing awareness and education to external organisations relating to the importance of the victim care standards and what best practice looks like when encountering survivors.
Do you want to see what we’ve achieved so far? Take a look at the Adult Modern Slavery Briefing below. Want to know more? Contact Nicole Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org