‘Modern slavery survivors abandoned by UK govt.’

A new report in the UK reveals survivors of abuse in modern day slavery are not looked after by the government and are exposed to homelessness, thus becoming an easier target for traffickers.

According to the report titled ‘Life beyond the Safe House,’ survivors, who are sometimes given just a 48-hours notice before being evicted from the safe house, expressed feelings of abandonment and said they were “treated like rubbish.”

The report, conducted by the Human Trafficking Foundation, warned urgent action is required by the British government to protect vulnerable survivors from becoming victims again. Although systems are in place to offer safe houses and support for a limited period, victims are not being monitored when the 45-day “reflection” period ends.

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