The Human Trafficking Foundation (HTF) is a UK-based charity which grew out of the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking. HTF was created in order to support and add value to the work of the many charities and agencies operating to combat human trafficking in the UK.
Our vision is of a UK:
- which presents a hostile environment for human traffickers
- where there is widespread public awareness of the evils and existence of trafficking
- where there is tangible and accessible support for trafficking victims
- where traffickers are swiftly and effectively brought to justice
Our key objectives:
1. Informing Parliamentarians
Policy makers and lead statutory agencies need a greater and more immediate understanding of the rapidly changing realities of human trafficking – as seen by the voluntary sector agencies tackling issues on the ground on a daily basis. Our purpose is to bridge that gap, inform and shape future policy and ensure existing policy is enforced.
2. Raising Public Awareness
Public understanding and awareness of the realities of Human Trafficking are key to our function and our work with other voluntary agencies in the field. We are currently working with NGOs to coordinate a series of events around Anti-Slavery Day (18 October)
3. Coordinating a Sustained and Collective Voice
Most organisations focus on a specific sector (e.g. children) or geographical area – local, regional or national. The realities of human trafficking may differ according to sector or area, but the underlying issues, and the measures needed to combat them, have many similarities. We aim to provide a sustained, collective voice for all the very different organisations working in the sector.
We do not work in isolation but are constantly guided and informed by the organisations we exist to serve.