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Fifty million people trapped in modern slavery

More than 50 million people are trapped in modern slavery, that’s according to latest figures from a report co-authored by…
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Traffickers treated vulnerable man like ‘private cash machine’

Lack of opportunity in home countries drives many people to search for work abroad. It is these aspirations for a…
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How can technology fight Human Trafficking?

When it comes to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, the rise of technology and social media use around the world…
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Plan B programme helps father of five turn life around following arrest

The Plan B programme is part of the ‘Crime Free Futures’ side of City Hearts and is an initiative funded…
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Seasonal farm workers vulnerable to exploitation

In 2021 the UK issued more than 22,000 Seasonal Worker visas to people coming from abroad to work on farms…
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Sheffield teens help transform garden for Modern Slavery survivors

Men living in one of our Sheffield safehouse for survivors of human trafficking can enjoy their garden this summer thanks…
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Sofa to Summit campaign raises TEN THOUSAND POUNDS for survivors of slavery!

We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took part in this year’s Sofa to Summit campaign…
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City Hearts support sexual exploitation survivors following police raids

Police who conducted raids on Sheffield addresses believed to be housing victims of Human Trafficking and sexual exploitation, were assisted…
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What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking occurs when a person or people are recruited, transported, and kept against their will through force, fraud or…
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British running star Sir Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked into UK aged nine to work as domestic servant.

Following revelations that Olympic athlete Sir Mo Farah was forced to work as a domestic servant as a child, City…
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Sofa to Summit has begun!

Our annual Sofa to Summit fundraising challenge is underway! Hundreds of City Hearts’ staff members and supporters are now busy…
Featured image for “Woman forced into domestic servitude now thriving in new life”

Woman forced into domestic servitude now thriving in new life

Souma is enjoying life. She has her own home, a job that she loves, and a group of friends that…
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Survivor of Modern Slavery joins fundraising effort for City Hearts

MD was a young man when he was trafficked into the UK as part of an arranged marriage, but instead…
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REFUGEE WEEK- People seeking asylum are vulnerable to trafficking

There are many reasons why people feel forced to leave their homes and lives behind, some are fleeing conflict, others…
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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…
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Slavery survivor feared car wash gang would kill him

A Slovakian man tricked into modern slavery, and then threatened with murder by people he trusted, is now living safely…
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Sexual slavery survivor wants to use experience of abuse to help others

A woman left traumatised from years of sexual slavery and domestic servitude, is enjoying a fresh start thanks to help…
Featured image for “Young man forced to sell drugs beats depression to start new life”

Young man forced to sell drugs beats depression to start new life

Jim’s exploitation began when he was introduced to a father and son through a friend. He had seen them around…
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New mum looking forward to fresh start with baby girl

In 2019 Delia* came to the UK in search of a better life. However, instead of the future she was…
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Trafficking survivor studies law to help others

A young man trafficked to the UK as part of an arranged marriage, says he is determined to help others…
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City Hearts staff choose weightlifting over walking for Sofa to Summit challenge!

Between July 4-10 City Hearts staff and supporters have pledged to walk 65,000 steps for survivors of Modern Slavery. The…
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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…
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City Hearts staff prepare for Sofa to Summit challenge!

With less than a month to go until our annual Sofa to Summit fundraising event, we caught up with some…
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Safe houses provide fresh start for families

In 2019 Delia* came to the UK in search of a better life. However, instead of the future she was…
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Safe house for Vietnamese men opens in North East

City Hearts’ North East team, Louise Ridsdale, Alexandra riley, Allison Hilton, Lisa Wallace and Penny Moon…
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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,…
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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…
Featured image for “<strong>Ukrainian refugees face risk of sex trafficking, domestic servitude and forced labour.</strong>”

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…
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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…
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Police report recommends focus on crime prevention

Following its successful collaboration with Violence Reduction Units in both South Yorkshire and Merseyside, City Hearts welcomes the findings of…
Featured image for “Deferred prosecution scheme celebrates helping 100 clients in 12 months”

Deferred prosecution scheme celebrates helping 100 clients in 12 months

A scheme run by City Hearts and Merseyside Police that aims to help first time offenders avoid prosecution is celebrating…
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Donations of chocolate eggs means a sweet Easter for City Hearts clients.

Ethical chocolate brand Tony’s Chocolonely have donated hundreds of Easter eggs to the slavery survivors living in our safe houses.…
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Suspended prison sentence not increased for man guilty of keeping slave in garden shed

A man found guilty of modern slavery charges for keeping a vulnerable man locked in a garden shed for 40…
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Ramadan Mubarak to our colleagues, clients, and supporters.

MEET THE TEAMS- Ramadan Special! Rukhsana Haleem is City Hearts’ Safeguarding Lead, and is also kept busy in her roles…
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City Hearts Africa becomes independent charity

Since 2013, City Hearts (UK) has played an integral role in the founding and development of City Hearts Africa in…
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Number of people identified as potential slaves rises by 20%

Recent figures released by the Home Office have identified a 20% increase in the number of people identified as potential…
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Safe house clients celebrate first Mother’s Day!

There’s been a baby boom at City Hearts, and this year lots of our clients will be celebrating their first…
Featured image for “MPs vote to keep clauses in Nationality and Borders Bill that could harm slavery survivors”

MPs vote to keep clauses in Nationality and Borders Bill that could harm slavery survivors

Earlier this month the House of Lords voted to amend or remove some clauses to the Nationality and Borders Bill…
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City Hearts launch new community of fundraisers- the City Hearts Heroes!

City Hearts Heroes are a new community of fundraisers for City Hearts, and we want as many people as possible…
Featured image for “Lords vote to scrap damaging Nationality and Borders Bill clauses”

Lords vote to scrap damaging Nationality and Borders Bill clauses

The Nationality and Borders Bill has hit headlines as human rights campaigners, refugee charities, and anti-slavery organisations criticised it for…