Kate Roberts - Head of Office
Kate has over 10 years experience in anti trafficking work gained from working at Kalayaan, a UK charity where she led on policy and delivered legal advice and direct support to migrant domestic workers in the UK, many of who have been trafficked. Kate has an in depth knowledge of the UK’s anti trafficking and anti slavery measures having been a First Responder to the UK’s National Referral Mechanism since the system was developed in 2009 until leaving Kalayaan in 2016 and as a founder member of the Anti Trafficking Monitoring Group. Kate has used this experience to influence anti trafficking policy and awareness raising. Kate has given evidence to several parliamentary inquiries and committees, including at all stages of the Modern Slavery Bill. Kate has extensive experience of working with the media.
Before Kalayaan, Kate worked as a Community Development Worker in a Sure Start Local Programme in Haringey. Kate has also worked in International Development, principally in Kenya, Sudan and Peru, and has a BA in Social Anthropology with Development Studies from Sussex University as well as a LLM in Human Rights from Birkbeck University, School of Law.
Tamara Barnett - Project Leader
Tamara brings experience from both Government and NGO sectors. As lead adviser on policing and crime at the Greater London Authority, she wrote for the Leader of the Group, Andrew Boff, ‘Silence on Violence’ – a report on sex work and sex trafficking - and ‘Shadow City’ – an in-depth investigation into less understood forms of human trafficking. Following this work, they were both invited onto the ACPO Working Group on Prostitution and also presented oral evidence to the Joint Committee on the Modern Slavery Bill.
Tamara has lobbied extensively for better policing around sex work and improving the response to human trafficking. As a result, under the umbrella of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, she drafted the national police protocols on handling cases involving sex workers and established the Trafficking Reduction Advisory Partnership (TRAP) for South London.
Tamara has previously worked in Parliament; led a Research Unit at a leading think tank; and was Operations Manager at Catch21, an NGO engaging teenagers in politics. She also volunteered as Production Coordinator for an interfaith Arab-Israeli theatre group, Conflict Relief.
Tamara studied Modern Languages (Russian) and Philosophy at Oxford University and completed a Masters in Public Policy and Management at Birkbeck.
Euan Fraser - Projects and Communications Co-ordinator
Euan joins us having gained experience of campaigning in the anti-trafficking field in Scotland for several years. This work included supporting proposals to introduce new legislation to address the problem and, most recently, taking on the role of secretariat of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Human Trafficking. He also gained experience of working with other organisations to raise awareness of human trafficking amongst members of the public.
Euan is a law graduate. He studied law at undergraduate level, followed by a Masters in International Law and Security and a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow. His studies enabled him to explore various aspects of human rights law, including the international and domestic law in relation to human trafficking.