WE’RE THE SOPHIE HAYES FOUNDATION.
WE EMPOWER SURVIVORS OF TRAFFICKING TO BUILD HOPE FILLED FUTURES.
Set up in 2011 by Sophie, a British girl trafficked to Italy for sexual exploitation, The Sophie Hayes Foundation provides confidence and employability workshops, placements, training and education opportunities that helps survivors of trafficking rebuild their lives.
ABOUT MODERN DAY SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
There is an estimated 40 – 46 million modern day slaves in the world today. Slavery is the act of recruiting, transporting or harbouring someone for the purpose of exploitation which can include sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced labour, forced marriage, organ donation, child soldiers and forced begging or forced crime. The Home Office has estimated that there are approximately 13,000 potential victims of slavery in the UK (although it has been suggested to be drastically higher). In 2016, 3,805 victims of trafficking were identified in the UK, 17% more than the year before. Unfortunately, even once a victim has been identified and provided support, it is believed the rate of re-trafficking and exploitation could be as high as 50%. Find out more about modern day slavery and human trafficking.
At the Sophie Hayes Foundation, we work to reduce the risk of survivors of trafficking being re-trafficked through helping them build independent, purposeful lives through our Day 46 Programme. Find out more about our Day 46 Programme.
GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE: SUPPORT US TODAY
To help us continue supporting our survivors, we need your help. Give the gift of hope to a survivor of Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.
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We’re raising money for our new Day 46 Mum’s Programme.
Sophie’s Love Story is a true story of survival from human trafficking. Sophie is a British girl who was groomed for 4 years and trafficked on the streets of Italy by a man she thought loved her. Unfortunately, this experience is not an isolated case. An estimated 40-45 million people across the globe are subject to exploitation and modern-day slavery, the majority of which are women.
FACE TRAFFICKING AND SHOW HEART. Text SHFX46 £3 to 70070 to #SendLove and donate £3. Tag and nominate a friend to help @thesophiehayesfoundation empower survivors of human trafficking to build hope-filled futures.
Thank you to our supporters and funders who make it possible for us to continue supporting survivors of trafficking every year.