City Hearts Launches in Mainland Europe

We are excited to announce the launch of City Hearts in the Netherlands. We are working in collaboration with a number of individuals from C3 Rivers, a local church based in Arnhem, to offer practical support to women through a drop in, language café and life-coaching sessions. “We are delighted to be taking our expertise and experience of supporting thousands of vulnerable …

City Hearts launches Emerging Voices project in Ghana

2019 sees the beginning of innovative research project Emerging Voices, which aims to explore the next generation’s awareness of historic and modern slavery in Ghana, and to understand how this can help develop antislavery strategies. The Antislavery Knowledge Network (AKN) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of its Network Plus call offers the first extended effort …

Charities work together to give gifts to city’s child trafficking survivors

  City Hearts teamed up with the Sheffield Children’s Hospital to donate gifts to children in our care.  After the Children’s Hospital received a donation of children’s slippers and ponchos, corporate partnerships manager Tchad Western reached out to City Hearts to offer these as gifts for the Christmas appeal.  READ THE ARTICLE

City Hearts in the Sheffield Telegraph

City Hearts Managing Director, Ed Newton, is in this week’s Sheffield Telegraph telling us about his favourite things, including the City Hearts staff team – that’s all 155 of us! This year our amazing team have pursued the freedom and restored the lives of over 500 men, women and children who are survivors of modern slavery, and many others who …

A Day in the Life of an About Face Case Worker

Outside West Yorkshire is at its best with blue skies, green grass and grazing sheep, but the room where we meet Sophie is very different. In the New Hall Prison visiting room we’re cold, the only pretence at comfort comes from the foam padding on the seats. Sophie is my first client today. We met seven months ago when she …

Jonas’ Story

Jonas was just days away from being sold into a paedophile ring. He witnessed his mother’s brutal exploitation, acted as carer to her and his younger brother, but is now transitioning into a British High School with a new hope. Children, like Jonas, are not financially supported by the Government’s provision in the same way their parents are. Waiting lists for …

City Hearts Launches in Aberdeen

This month sees the launch of Modern Slavery Charity City Hearts in Aberdeen. Caring for some of the most vulnerable and exploited men, women and children in the country, City Hearts Aberdeen will begin their work by providing care for women with life controlling issues, with future plans to become part of the support network for the care of survivors …

Police tackling rise in ‘pop-up brothels’

In the last 9 months, South Yorkshire police alone have received 48 intelligence reports regarding pop-up brothels in Sheffield, and on 5 of these occasions victims of modern slavery have been discovered. Louise Durham, City Hearts Head of Services says, “It is a huge issue, and a one of the biggest crimes in our country hidden in plain sight. These men, …

300 Jobs for Survivors of Modern Slavery by 2020

Up to 300 jobs are to be created within the next two years for survivors of modern-day slavery. Up to 300 jobs are to be created within the next two years for survivors of modern-day slavery under a programme led by the Co-operative Group in partnership with local charity City Hearts. Some of the UK’s leading businesses, are set to …