Standards Against Female Exploitation

Welcome to SAFE

The Home Office estimates that there are 13,000 victims of trafficking in the UK.  Across the entire country, these victims suffer commercial sexual exploitation; young women and girls are disproportionately affected by this crime.  Only 1% ever escape.

Traffickers parasitise the infrastructure of legitimate businesses such as hotels and clubs, as well as illegal brothels, to sell the services of trafficking victims.

  • SAFE fights trafficking by helping businesses put into place self regulatory mechanisms and standards which ensure that victims of trafficking cannot be exploited within these businesses.  We educate employees so they can identify possible victims.  We provide reporting mechanisms, specialist support and suitable intervention plans for when a trafficking victim has been identified.  We are able to do this because of our experience of prevention, identification and rescue of victims of trafficking from within the UK sex industry.
  • We also educate young people to prevent them from becoming victims through a six lesson national curriculum education pack for schools for the year 9 age group (14 year olds).

In this way, we aim to close-down entire sectors of business to traffickers, reduce the opportunities for traffickers to profit from their crimes and make recruitment of victims ever more difficult.

SAFE needs forward-thinking individuals and organisations to join us in our mission.


Free Schools Resource

The first pilot of our anti-trafficking education pack has been taught at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and was very well received. We are now looking for other schools in Greater Manchester to take part in the next phase. Interested? contact


Award Winners

We're delighted to have been awarded an UnLtd Fast Growth Award.  We are extremely grateful for UnLtd's support and advice.


Modern Slavery Statement

SAFE is an anti trafficking charity that works with other organisations to prevent human trafficking and child sexual exploitation.

Our employees are experts in issues surrounding modern slavery identification and prevention. We provide materials and support for the education industry to raise awareness and protect young people from the threat of human trafficking or child sexual exploitation. Our HR policies reflect the need for professional recruitment and selection processes calculated to identify and flag individuals who may be vulnerable to human trafficking. All members of our staff are vigilant to threats of modern slavery.

For each of our suppliers whose invoices exceed £1,000 per annum, we require information regarding what, if any, steps they have taken to protect the reputations of all businesses they supply with regard to eliminating the possibility and vulnerability to human trafficking. As a customer and through our business relationships, we work to influence our supply chain and businesses with which we have a working relationship to adopt responsible practices in line with the spirit of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, such as Redline Report, our passive monitoring mechanism. For all other procurement relationships, we seek to be ethically responsible in our choice of supplier and work to build transparency within that process. Our supply chain is under constant review and we are prepared to undertake audit processes where the risk justifies such an act and it is proportionate within our resource capacity.

If you would like to anonymously submit a concern about human trafficking within Safe, use this link.

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