Combating Child Trafficking: New Report Launch

City Hearts is pleased to be hosting an exciting event taking place on Monday 30th November. The event will highlight efforts to combat Child trafficking in Ghana, sharing findings of the City Hearts Emerging Voices report, which focuses on Arts and Humanities anti-slavery strategies. The report demonstrates that new arts based approaches to education on modern slavery can increase knowledge …

Black History Month

What is Black History Month? October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people and a time for recognising their contributions.  Why is it important? Black History Month was first launched in London in the 1980s, with …

Anti-Slavery Day: What can I do?

For anti-slavery day 2020, City Hearts are raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK, with our closerthanyouthink campaign. Modern slavery is a crime being committed across the UK. It can take many forms including forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude. We want you to know just how close modern slavery really is, and how we can take action …

Not just a historic issue; raising further awareness of slavery on Juneteenth

The historic Juneteenth holiday, which celebrates the official end of slavery in the US, has taken on renewed significance this year, during global anti-racism protests following the murder of George Floyd. On June 19, 1865, Union troops led by General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to break the news to the last remaining Confederate sympathisers that they had lost …

Mental Health March at City Hearts

Throughout March, we are running a mental health initiative, which offers our employees yoga and exercise classes, art and crafts workshops and a weekly meal to enjoy together.  The initiative aims to raise awareness of mental health and self-care within the workplace, bringing staff together for communal lunches and activities, whilst giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents and …

Louise’s favourite things

Louise, originally from Teesside, moved to Sheffield in 2004 to study Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. Whilst at University she became a volunteer at City Hearts then became employed part-time. She started full-time work the week after her studies finished. Since then she has retrained and as part of that completed a MA in Charity Resource Management from …

Anti-Slavery day: “Trafficking is happening right now on our doorstep”

Trafficked men and women are hidden in plain sight in our communities, warns a Sheffield-founded charity which works with survivors across the UK. Speaking out on the eve of National Anti-Slavery Day (October 18), City Hearts CEO Ed Newton said: “Local people should not imagine trafficking only exists in major cities like London. It is happening right now, on our …

Ensuring no survivors are left behind: Our latest report on post-NRM support

The report contains a deep-dive analysis of post-NRM support, finding that longer-term support increases survivor resilience to re-trafficking by 82%. In 2017, The ‘Fresh Start’ report demonstrated that 76% of people leaving the NRM ended up in unknown circumstances. As a result, City Hearts built the Integration Support Programme, with an aim to reduce the risk of re-trafficking post-NRM. Our …

City Hearts Statement

Statement from City Hearts in relation to allegations concerning its conduct in Channel 4 Report March 2018 City Hearts (UK) exists to help some of the most vulnerable and exploited members of society. It works nationwide and is currently helping over 600 women, men and children. Thanks to City Hearts, around 4,250 people are now leading fulfilling, independent lives. Ed …