Supporting Vulnerable Women
Medaille Trust’s mission is to provide refuge and freedom from modern slavery. They are one of the largest provider of supported safe house beds for victims of modern slavery in the UK.
Medaille Trust began when one lady – Sister Ann Teresa SSJA – said ‘something must be done’. She gathered a group of friends from different Religious congregations and together they started tackling the scourge of modern slavery. What started in 2006, with a house for women trafficked into prostitution, quickly grew into a national network supporting all people trapped in modern slavery – women, men and families.
Medaille Trust is now one of the largest provider of supported safe house beds for victims of modern slavery in the UK. The specialist teams support clients 24/7 on the road to restoration and independence.
Alongside the important work of support, Medaille Trust also work closely with UK and overseas partners to raise awareness about the risks of human trafficking as well as supporting the justice system in gaining the successful prosecution of criminals.
Overseas, Medaille Trust support socio-economic development projects so that people are freed from vulnerable situations, together with local initiatives they see people lifted from a life of poverty and equipped to withstand the pressure of human traffickers. In the UK, Medaille Trust raise awareness of modern slavery by speaking at schools, churches, and other groups.
Medaille Trust has strong relationships with police forces in the UK, helping to support effective prosecutions with intelligence summaries, supporting victims during cases and holding an International Law Enforcement Conference for both UK and European police officers to enable the sharing of best practice with a focus on victims.
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