City Hearts are proud to be a Disability Confident employer!

This week we officially obtained our ‘Disability Confident – Committed Status’ as an employer! This means that as an organisation and team we’re committed to ensuring our recruitment process is as inclusive as possible and that we support employees with disabilities to stay in work. People and Culture Manager, Alison Connolly, said: “We want to show prospective and existing employees …

Digital-only proof of status will exacerbate vulnerability of slavery survivors

New rules that have done away with ‘driving licence’ style ‘Right to Work’ cards in favour of digital-only proof of status, will be extremely detrimental for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery, a new briefing has said. The joint report from anti-slavery organisations City Hearts, The Snow Drop Project, and ATLEU, has used real-life case studies from trafficking survivors to …

City Hearts sign Pregnancy Loss Pledge

All City Hearts staff who experience pregnancy loss, will now have access to trained support staff and paid time off, thanks to a new company policy. After reading about the Miscarriage Association’s Pregnancy Loss Pledge, which asks organisations to create specific policies to support staff experiencing miscarriage, City Hearts signed the pledge, and wrote a new policy that ensures all …

Sofa to Summit is back!

City Hearts’ annual fundraising challenge for survivors of Modern Slavery is back, and we need YOU to get involved! Last year our supporters raised an incredible £30,000 towards a new Restoration Hub by tackling a virtual ‘Sofa to Summit’ climb up Kilimanjaro, where they had two weeks in which to walk or run 56 miles. This year we’re keeping things …

Ukrainian refugees face risk of sex trafficking, domestic servitude and forced labour.

Concerns are growing for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine after figures have emerged showing a huge increase in online searches for ‘Ukrainian escorts’ and ‘Ukrainian porn’. Around 90% of people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine are women and girls, as well as large amounts of unaccompanied minors. Whilst the majority of people offering assistance at the border are …

City Hearts welcomes plans to eradicate modern slavery from NHS supply chain

Earlier this month, as part of new amendments to the Health and Care Bill, the House of Lords proposed new clauses that urged the government to take more robust measures to make sure its NHS supply chains were free from exploitation. The proposed clauses state that: The Secretary of State must carry out a review into the risk of slavery …