Project Light

Exploitation robs people of their dignity, their identity and often their health.  It can subject them to some of the most degrading, violent and fearful conditions.

Poverty, homelessness, poor mental health, isolation, addiction, the effects of COVID-19, make people more vulnerable to trafficking and are all too often the experience of those who are being exploited or have been a victim of trafficking. 

We know that there are many more people in our villages, towns and cities that are and have been exploited, they are hidden in plain sight and are often accessing services such as food banks, homeless hostels, drop in centres or other statutory services.  Our Project Light aims to reach the most vulnerable who are being or have been exploited, bringing recovery and the first steps to lasting freedom.  We work with third sector partners to:

  • strengthen awareness of human trafficking and the national referral mechanism
  • identify potential victims of human trafficking
  • ensure victims get the support they need in order to begin rebuilding their lives

Our experienced team work with frontline staff, building knowledge and confidence in spotting the signs of trafficking in order that potential victims have the time, space and information they need to make a decision about their next steps and get the specialist support they deserve.

We believe in that everyone deserves to live in freedom with dignity and respect.
Project Light aims to uncover hidden slavery and ignite hope for a better future!

Follow us on social media to keep up to date with our developments or email us at enquiries@sohtis.org.

If you have suspicions regarding anyone who may be affected by human trafficking or modern slavery take a few minutes to report what you know to the Modern Slavery Helpline 08000 121 700. You can do this anonymously.
In an emergency always call 999.