Breakdown of money and resources tackling slavery and human trafficking: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

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"How much money and resources has been spent on stopping Slavery and Human Trafficking?"


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Migrant Help and the Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance, known as TARA, are funded by the Scottish Government to support adult victims of human trafficking and exploitation. TARA support women trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and Migrant Help support all other adult victims of human trafficking and exploitation. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde provide a national psychological trauma support service to adult trafficking victims. The Scottish Government also funds the Scottish Guardianship Service to provide a guardian to unaccompanied children and young people, who are victims of, or at risk of, trafficking.






Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA)





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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde





Scottish Guardianship Service





A wide range of partners throughout Scotland also dedicate resources under the framework of a collaborative approach set out in the Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy which was published in May 2017. This includes a dedicated Human Trafficking Team within the Scottish Government. Further
information on the range of work undertaken to combat human trafficking and exploitation can be found within the annual progress reports:

The Victim Centred Approach Fund, which will be worth more than £48m over the next three years, includes significantly increased funding for organisations supporting victims of human trafficking and exploitation. TARA and Migrant Help will share over £6.35 million from this fund between 2022 and 2025 to provide support and assistance to adult victims of trafficking and exploitation.

Over the same three year period, we are providing £795k to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to deliver a national psychological trauma support service to adult trafficking victims; £480k to Justice and Care to support two Victim Navigators working alongside Police Scotland’s National Human Trafficking Unit; £130k to JustRight Scotland to support the work of their Scottish Anti-Trafficking Centre, including early legal advice to potential victims, and £329K to Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland to provide longer-term support to survivors.

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