Hestia has published a report looking at the needs and experiences of mothers who are survivors of modern slavery and the potential impact of their trafficking experiences for their children. Findings from research based on the testimony of 20 women who had been victims of modern slavery and have been supported by Hestia’s Phoenix Project, alongside interviews with their case workers and other professionals, found that a mother’s trauma can have a deep and long-lasting impact on a child’s life, including the potential for developmental delays and poor mental health. Hestia is calling on the government to amend the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and enable children of modern slavery victims to be recognised as victims in their own right.
Read the news story: Thousands of children affected by modern slavery are being failed by system
Read the report: Forgotten children: the intergenerational impact of modern slavery
Date: 05 October 2021