Anti-Slavery Partnership Newsletter Feb 2021

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This newsletter is designed to update you on the latest resources available via the anti-slavery partnership toolkit. Every month we highlight new documents, and also call for examples from our readers, which could help to fill an existing gap in knowledge. Sharing learning is essential to building evidence about effective action against modern slavery, and we are keen to develop the impact of both the toolkit, and anti-slavery partnership work more broadly. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us.

Supporting Survivors This month we focus on supporting survivors, highlighting 3 new documents that are of specific use and interest to anti-slavery partnerships.

Impact of COVID-19 on Modern Slavery Survivors in the UK & USA: Preliminary survey findings Rights Lab

This briefing presents a high-level summary of a selection of key findings from a survey of over 100 survivors of modern slavery which was designed to better understand the impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having, and is likely to continue having, on the lives of survivors.

The briefing can be accessed under 'support for survivors' here.

Going places: Journeys to recovery Dr Deanna Davy, Rights Lab and Amelia Knott, Romanac Consulting

This report is the first to investigate the benefits of providing survivors in the UK NRM with funded transport. The research is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brought together survivors, NGOs, academia, and the private sector. The study finds that survivors need to travel as part of their recovery, but that the cost to do so far outweighs their ability to pay (given the rates of subsistence they they receive under the NRM).

The report can be accessed under 'support for survivors' here.

Survivors of trafficking and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Jamila Duncan-Bosu, Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU)

This detailed report sets out the barriers faced by survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking trying to obtain compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS). The authors argue that this compensation is vital for survivors of trafficking but that the CICA scheme is currently not fit for purpose since it is not genuinely accessible and the vast majority of survivors are refused compensation in circumstances where it ought to be granted. Detailed recommendations are made for the CICA moving forward.

This report can also be accessed under 'support for survivors' here.

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