About U.K. Survivor Support
For social workers, we offer case-specific supervision, information on best-practices for case management, and professional support for working with trafficked young people. We also support the young person whilst in foster care or other accommodation, ensuring individual planning for their needs (safety, education, health, legal, etc). We also work with foster carers to ensure they’re equipped and supported in providing the best care possible to the young person.
For some young people, safe accommodation is more appropriate than foster placement. So in 2014, Love146 began a pilot safe accommodation programme with highly trained staff, offering 24/7 care for young people trafficked from abroad. Safe accommodation can also act as an emergency placement, in a holistically supportive environment, where assessments and immediate safeguarding can take place.
Our care is not time limited and won’t necessarily end when a young person leaves “the system.” Instead we journey with survivors of trafficking for as long as it takes. Understanding their needs and risks, we continue to support them, empowering them as they gain stability and independence. This care is voluntary on the part of the survivor: it’s their choice. When they have the resilience to respond to the challenges of adolescence and to navigate successfully in adulthood they will no longer need regular support. If they reject or don’t prefer contact from Love146 at any time in their journey, they know that they can call us again for support. We don’t close a case, and the survivors we work with know we’re committed to supporting their journey of freedom, whatever that looks like for them.
Love146 can offer the following expert service provision:
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Safe Assessment Centre
Mobile Safeguarding: wrap around service
Young Person in Foster Care
Specialist Independent Accommodation
Specialist Supported Accommodation
For further information, please contact:
Lynne Chitty – Love146 UK Care Director
M (UK): 07763 357 123