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Featured image for “<strong>Safe house for Vietnamese men opens in North East</strong>”

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,…
Featured image for “Sofa to Summit is back!”

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…
Featured image for “Number of people identified as potential slaves rises by 20%”

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…
Featured image for “Safe house clients celebrate first Mother’s Day!”

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…
Featured image for “City Hearts launch new community of fundraisers- the City Hearts Heroes!”

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…
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Open letter from the anti-human trafficking community to condemn and end the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Open letter from the anti-human trafficking community to condemn and end the Russian invasion of Ukraine.…
Featured image for “Report urges greater focus on survivor resilience to help break cycle of trafficking and increase justice”

Report urges greater focus on survivor resilience to help break cycle of trafficking and increase justice

A report published by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and Justice and Care has called for better collaboration between…
Featured image for “Restoration Hub for items for survivors of slavery finds new home in Liverpool”

Restoration Hub for items for survivors of slavery finds new home in Liverpool

Last summer, City Hearts set a goal of creating a ‘Restoration Hub’, a place to collect, store, and distribute items…
Featured image for “Vulnerable man kept in shed now says he ‘feels good’ and ‘has built his life up’ thanks to City Hearts”

Vulnerable man kept in shed now says he ‘feels good’ and ‘has built his life up’ thanks to City Hearts

A vulnerable man who spent more than four decades in exploitation, has described how he has found peace, and been…
Featured image for “‘Lenient’ sentence of man guilty of exploiting vulnerable victim, under review by Attorney General”

‘Lenient’ sentence of man guilty of exploiting vulnerable victim, under review by Attorney General

A man found guilty of modern slavery charges against one of our former clients is having his sentence reviewed by…
Featured image for “How do British teenagers become victims of trafficking and exploitation?”

How do British teenagers become victims of trafficking and exploitation?

There have been numerous media stories and court cases lately involving the trafficking of British teenagers.…
Featured image for “Man who kept slave in garden shed given suspended prison sentence”

Man who kept slave in garden shed given suspended prison sentence

A man kept locked in a garden shed for more than 40 years, has seen his abuser walk away from…
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Why are LGBTQ+ people vulnerable to trafficking?

This LGBTQ+ History Month, we shine a spotlight on the plight of thousands of LGBTQ+ people around the world trapped in…
Featured image for “Covid pandemic increased vulnerability to forced labour”

Covid pandemic increased vulnerability to forced labour

January will see the world enter its third year under the shadow of COVID. A new report from the Modern…
Featured image for “Survivors of slavery to enjoy Christmas dinner in safety this year”

Survivors of slavery to enjoy Christmas dinner in safety this year

Survivors of slavery living in a Sheffield safe house, will enjoy a Christmas dinner with a difference this year, thanks…
Featured image for “Woman kept as sex slave enjoying fresh start thanks to City Hearts”

Woman kept as sex slave enjoying fresh start thanks to City Hearts

A woman left traumatised from years of sexual slavery and domestic servitude, is enjoying a fresh start thanks to help…
Featured image for “Vodafone donates 300 SIM cards to help vulnerable clients access technology”

Vodafone donates 300 SIM cards to help vulnerable clients access technology

to many of City Hearts’ clients. They allow them to access services, stay in touch with friends and contact their…
Featured image for “Former Merseyside hostage negotiator appointed as Trustee of City Hearts”

Former Merseyside hostage negotiator appointed as Trustee of City Hearts

Geoff Cheshire hopes his expertise and knowledge around assisting vulnerable people will support the charity as it grows across the…
Featured image for “Sweet taste of success as City Hearts announces partnership with leading slavery-free chocolate brand, Tony’s Chocolonely”

Sweet taste of success as City Hearts announces partnership with leading slavery-free chocolate brand, Tony’s Chocolonely

City Hearts supporter Brian Gregory with the year’s supply of Tony’s Chocolonely bars he won for raising the most money…
Featured image for “Sheffield residents donate toys to City Hearts survivors”

Sheffield residents donate toys to City Hearts survivors

HUNDREDS of children affected by modern slavery will enjoy a brighter Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of Sheffield…
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What is the Nationality and Borders Bill?

The Nationality and Borders Bill is a set of new and amended laws that were introduced to the House of Commons in…
Featured image for “Presents worth thousands of pounds gifted to survivors of modern slavery this Christmas”

Presents worth thousands of pounds gifted to survivors of modern slavery this Christmas

Survivors of slavery living in our Lancashire safe houses will enjoy a festive Christmas this year thanks to generous donations.…
Featured image for “Huge donation of toys brings Christmas cheer to City Hearts survivors”

Huge donation of toys brings Christmas cheer to City Hearts survivors

Hundreds of children supported by City Hearts will enjoy a brighter Christmas this year thanks to children’s charity, Kids Out.…
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Joint Statement from City Hearts Netherlands and City Hearts UK

In 2018, City Hearts UK began working with a small team of volunteers in the Netherlands who were determined to…
Featured image for “Slavery survivors taken on once in a life time trip to Anfield Football Stadium”

Slavery survivors taken on once in a life time trip to Anfield Football Stadium

A group of young Liverpool supporters who escaped modern slavery, have enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime day out to Anfield stadium.…
Featured image for “Sheffield florist brings floral colour to charity safe houses”

Sheffield florist brings floral colour to charity safe houses

A Sheffield based florist has brought bit of floral joy to survivors of modern slavery.…
Featured image for “Response to Anti-Slavery Month Campaign ‘Phenomenal’”

Response to Anti-Slavery Month Campaign ‘Phenomenal’

The response to our campaign to provide care-packs for survivors of human-trafficking has been phenomenal.…
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Anti-Slavery Day: Read How M Overcame The Trauma Of Trafficking To Become An Advocate For Those In Need

Imagine being promised a new life in a new country, but then being trapped and abused by the people supposed…
Featured image for “Sheffield Businesses Together support City Hearts to create first Restoration Hub for human trafficking survivors”

Sheffield Businesses Together support City Hearts to create first Restoration Hub for human trafficking survivors

This 18 October is the start of World Anti-Slavery Week, and to show support for some of our city’s most…
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City Hearts Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Report

We believe that equality, diversity and inclusion brings strength and health to City Hearts.…