Forging Ahead programme leads to employment for three individuals

Forging Ahead provides pathways to permanent employment for individuals seeking a life away from crime. We work alongside Total Training Provision, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, South Yorkshire Police and a range of employers, to deliver a three week training course which provides skills and qualifications crucial to moving forward into employment. Three individuals recently completed the training programme, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

City Hearts Statement – March 2018

On 14th March, Channel 4 raised a number of concerns relating to some of the services provided by City Hearts to which we gave the following response: “City Hearts is currently helping safeguard over 600 women, men and children – assisting them to recover from the evils of Modern Slavery. We have so far helped around 4,250 people to go …

City Hearts Stories: Anti-Slavery Day

It’s stories like this that make today – #antislaveryday – so significant. This is real. This is on our streets. This is something that together, we can end. These two brothers are currently cared for in a City Hearts safe house. To help support men like these you can donate now.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? – Pathways out of the Post NRM Maze

We recently undertook a Six Month Review of City Hearts’ Integration Support Programme (ISP) This nationally recognised programme helps survivors upon leaving Government support (NRM), preventing re-trafficking, suicide and homelessness. This report of the ISP shows a support model using signposting and specialist case work style interventions to meet survivor needs as they arise, helping maintain stability and connection to …

Integration Support Programme – Interim Report

The Fresh Start Report found that 76% of victims exited the NRM into unknown circumstances. The Integration Support Programme aims to catch people as they fall off the cliff edge of support after the NRM. Since the 9th January 2017, 97% of those asked if they wanted ongoing support after leaving the NRM said yes. The ISP has supported 73 …