Founded in 2012 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.
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 Global Slavery Index (2018) claims there are a total of 136,000 victims of trafficking in the UK, vastly more than the United Kingdom Government’s 2014 assessment of 14000. An increase of 17% recorded victims of human trafficking from the previous year clearly indicate the scale of the needs for survivors . Once a victim has been identified and provided support, it is estimated the rate of re-trafficking and exploitation is as high as 50%.
Find out more about modern day slavery and human trafficking.
HOPE FILLED FUTURES AND PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE THROUGH THE DAY 46 PROGRAMMEFind out more about our Day 46 Programme.
Give the gift of Hope and Pathway for Independence to a survivor of Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery today.
WE HAVE LAUNCHED DAY 46 IN BIRMINGHAM!
Our unique Day 46 Programme has supported 140 + survivors of trafficking in London since 2016. The Birmingham 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, our new Birmingham team is looking to engage with referral partners and Government bodies.
For more information contact us at Day46Program@sophiehayesfoundation.org
SUPPORTERS AND FUNDERS
Thank you to our supporters and funders who make it possible for us to continue supporting survivors of trafficking every year.