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Support needs of male victims of human trafficking supported under the Ministry of Justice adult victim care contract (July 2011 – November 2012): research.

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1 Support needs of male victims of human trafficking supported under the Ministry of Justice adult victim care contract (July 2011 – November 2012): research findings Gayle Munro and Chloe Pritchard The Salvation Army June 2013

2 Introduction Aims of the research: to inform the ongoing delivery (particularly to male clients) of The Salvation Armys contract with the Ministry of Justice to support adult victims of trafficking in England and Wales Timescales: findings based on the experiences of clients supported under the Ministry of Justice adult victim care contract between July 2011 and November 2012 Methods Ethics

3 Demographics Male victims in older age brackets Mean age: Men = 33.5 Women = 27.7 Majority of men from A8 states A higher proportion of men needed interpreting services (86%)

4 Vulnerabilities Most common vulnerabilities: Seeking/being promised a better life Family breakdown Death of parent(s)

5 Control Techniques 24% of men forced to open bank accounts with no access Removal of ID from 27% men Physical assault of 36% men (67% women) Restriction of movement of 38% men (53% of women)

6 Support requirements 91% men and 71% of women were destitute Main support requirements for men: accommodation, subsistence, employment, clothing 30% more women than men required counselling/ emotional support at initial assessment 36% men requested support finding employment (compared with 2% of women)

7 Support requirements Women required more medical/health support (including pregnancy/post-natal support) Alcohol use stated in 19% of men (mostly for occasional use)

8 Emotional needs Emotional needs more common amongst women Primary emotional need for both men and women was distress Depression, PTSD symptoms and thoughts of self-harm /suicide more common amongst women

9 Recommendations: Practice Welcome Meaningful activity Fostering of local connections Self-esteem programmes Family work Anger management training (staff)

10 Recommendations: Policy Availability of trained counsellors Support for clients post exit Demand for language services Further training programmes for financial sector staff in identification of potential victims

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