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 latest report looks into post-NRM support we have provided through the ISP over the past two and a half years. Of the 291 survivors supported during this time, 2,295 needs were met. The most common needs the ISP helps with are legal, employment, housing, finance and referral to specialist support organisations.

Whilst outlining the post-NRM support model, which consists of drop-ins, phone calls, tailored interventions and regional support lines, the report also explores the reasons survivors get knocked off course in their post-NRM support.

“City hearts is passionate about seeing lives fully restored, moving people from trauma to transformation. Our heart is that no survivor would be left behind.

We are proud to be working with the largest group of survivors in longer term support. This report shares our insights and the impact longer term support can have.

It is a privilege to work with almost 300 survivors post-NRM who would otherwise be without support. In two and half years we have seen hundreds of survivors, bring thousands of needs, which we have been humbled to help them with.

This report shows that longer term support works and does not have to be overly expensive or necessarily intensive to enable survivors to become resilient to increased vulnerability and at worst re-trafficking. My hope is this report will help us all to continue to rebuild lives, leaving no one behind.” – Phill Clayton, Head of Development.

To read more, download the full report here