We have received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
- What help is given to women who have been identified as illegally trafficked for sex work?
We released the following information on the 6th March 2012:
All victims, irrespective of the nature of exploitation, are entitled to the range of support listed below for the minimum recovery and reflection period of 45 days. The provision of all of these services will not be necessary in every case, but will be determined by victims’ needs, ECAT entitlements, UK policy and cooperation in receiving such support.
The range of support available to victims will include:
- safe and secure accommodation and standards of living capable of ensuring their subsistence
- one to one key worker support
- access to emergency medical treatment. This includes access to sexual health services
- access to interpretive and translation services
- information and counselling as regards victims legal rights and services available to them, in a language they can understand
- referral to other relevant services e.g.: counselling, legal advice
- access to psychological assistance
- advocacy for specialist services from other agencies e.g. legal advice, statutory agencies
- enabling the individual to give information/intelligence to law enforcement agencies
- assistance to enable their appropriate participation in criminal proceedings against traffickers