Working to support survivors
We believe everyone deserves to live in freedom with dignity and respect and we are committed to a slavery free Scotland.
Our ‘encourage, enable, empower’ motto is the hallmark of the work that we are developing, supporting survivors of trafficking. The survivors’ journey to rebuild their lives is often a long and complex one. In partnership with others, we are creating new opportunities for survivors to have the longer term support they need.
Working alongside survivors we aim to provide encouragement and stability, enabling them to take control of their lives. Assisting them to develop community-based networks and access quality training and employment opportunities, we aim to support their integration into society. We adopt a strengths-based approach, empowering survivors to make decisions which are liberating and realise their potential based on positive community links and sustainable income.
Vulnerablity of any kind can increase the risk of being trafficked and survivors of trafficking are often at risk of re-trafficking. This makes the long term work of SOHTIS essential in ensuring the recovering of survivors.
Plans are advancing to launch the pilot of our Next Steps service in Edinburgh
where we hope to journey with survivors.
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