Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support

Ukraine: anti-slavery safeguarding

Protecting Ukrainian refugees from the risk of trafficking and being exploited on their arrival in the UK is a priority for councils and something we are focusing on in our discussions with the Government. We are also engaging on Ukraine specific risks with partners in the anti-trafficking sector whom we work with regularly on wider modern slavery risks and practice. Councils may wish to draw on various workers’ rights materials developed by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority; these include a checklist posterknow your rights poster and workers’ rights leaflet.

The anti-trafficking charity Hope for Justice have collated a suite of materials that will support organisations working with new arrivals from Ukraine. Councils may also find useful the resources signposted in our recent guidance on modern slavery and homelessness, as well as the resources on our modern slavery webpage.

Useful resources

What Do I need to Know About Having My Child in the UK? – six minute video

British Red Cross - Help for Refugees in the UK

The NSPCC - Positive Parenting Guide

Suffolk Refugee Schemes and Support

Supporting Afghan Refugees in Suffolk

Interpreting and Translating Services in Suffolk

Suffolk Refugee Support

SSP Afghanistan Refugees Information

Support for Health Care Workers Supporting Refugees and People Seeking Asylum