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 LAUNCHING IN BIRMINGHAM! 

We’re SO excited to confirm that we’ll be launching our next Day 46 Centre in Birmingham from September 2018!  We have been running the Day 46 Programme since 2016 in London and worked with over 140 survivors of trafficking, and we’re excited to make a big impact to the lives of the many survivors of trafficking in Birmingham and the West Midlands. The centre will provide our full Day 46 employability service – workshops, coaching and access to education, training and work.

Funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Funding and Peoples Postcode Trust, we’re recruiting for our new Birmingham team to pioneer this new centre, and we currently have two exciting part-time roles available  –

  • Day 46 Programme Manager, who will manage the Centre, manage Day 46 Workshops and referral partnerships and provide leadership to our Birmingham team.
  • Day 46 Outreach Coach, providing direct coaching and employability support for survivors of trafficking who have graduated from our Day 46 Workshops

To apply for these life-changing roles, please follow the links above.  To find out more,  email info@sophiehayesfoundation.org.

 


THANK YOU!

Thank you to our supporters and funders who make it possible for us to continue supporting survivors of trafficking every year.