To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 9 April 2014, Official Report, column 274W, on human trafficking: victim support schemes, how many of those referred were (a) men and (b) women, by country; what steps are taken to ensure that after the victim exits the shelter into which they have been placed by the Salvation Army they are not retrafficked or enter contact with their former traffickers; and if she will make a statement.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
14 July 2014
In March 2014, there were 126 referrals to the Government-funded support
service for adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales
administered by the Salvation Army, of which 78 were female victims and 48 were
male victims. In the interests of victim safety only the region in which the
victim was encountered is provided, and not the county, parliamentary
constituency or details of the specific shelters at which victims are
supported. The scope of the victim care contract does not extend (a) beyond the
date on which a victim exits government funded support or (b) to the safety and
protection of victims post the recovery and reflection period. The Salvation
Army therefore does not routinely maintain contact with victims outside the
scope of the victim care contract.
The breakdown of information requested is as follows and will be provided in
response to future parliamentary questions seeking equivalent information.