It has now been 12 months since the UK has had an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, a UK-wide role with a remit to “encourage good practice in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of modern slavery offences and the identification of victims.” In that time numerous laws and bills affecting survivors of human trafficking have been… Continue reading Anti-Slavery Commissioner
When we first met Jess, she was homeless and destitute. Feeling fearful, isolated and traumatised, Jess was struggling to live independently and wanted to leave the accommodation she was placed in. Jess came to Scotland when a member of her family offered her a job. On arriving, she was expected to work 24 hours a… Continue reading Jess’ Story
As SOHTIS, we’re proud to be joining 100 organisations across Scotland speaking out against the UK Government's cruel #RefugeeBanBill. If passed, it will remove the right of most people to claim asylum in the UK, no matter how great their need for refugee protection. It will slam the door on survivors of trafficking and people… Continue reading #RefugeeBanBill
When we first met Azadeh, she described life asbeing too hard and not worth living. She was completelyisolated, struggling to manage day to day activities and finding itvery difficult to live on her financial income. Azadeh described being kidnapped, having no control over what happenednext she was driven by car through various countries, eventuallyarriving in… Continue reading Azadeh’s Story
We work in partnership with a number of different organisations across Scotland. They are all wonderful and do amazing work in Scotland, and so we want to celebrate them and the difference those partnerships are making. We've been partnering with Bethany Christian Trust for a number of years now. Bethany work with vulnerable people in… Continue reading Bethany Christian Trust Welcome Centre
At Christmas we said a fond farewell to Elyse our wonderful fundraiser. Elyse has been a crucial part of our team from the earliest days of SOHTIS. She has given visionary and given her all, helping us to build the organisation and enabling us to bring victims to safety and support survivors to rebuild their… Continue reading Fond Farewells & New Beginnings
Anyone involved in the third (or what used to be called the voluntary) sector will know that a constant agenda item to be addressed by charities is fund raising. Fund raising is not usually much fun but, as some of the photographs below testify on this occasion the SOHTIS golf day was a big hit… Continue reading FUNdraising to the Fore!
Gordon Miller breaks an existing Guinness World Record by cycling more than 1.662km to raise awareness of modern slavery! Watch the documentary to find out more.
Your LOCKDOWN can bring FREEDOM. Here is how! It’s Scotland. It’s Spring. It’s cold. It’s windy. It’s raining. You want to sit on the sofa, eat stodge and keep cosy but you also want to ‘do your bit’. Well now you can! The Virtual Kiltwalk has announced that YOU CAN “DECIDE ON on YOUR CHALLENGE and as… Continue reading Lockdown = Freedom
Fourteen of Edinburgh's wonderful Sutherland Independent staff team have participated in the national 2.6 challenge, raising funds for the vicitms of trafficking. This leading team of financial advisors, who have a track record in raising funds for charity, have used ten days of their lockdown exercise time to walk or run 2.6 miles and raise… Continue reading Financial Planners Walk for Victims