The Birmingham Methodist District’s Adavu Project has worked tirelessly in the field of tackling modern slavery for almost 10 years, offering specialist one-to-one care to survivors in their long-term recovery as well as contributing to the discussion of their needs and awareness raising with the public and professionals. Over this period we have amassed a substantial amount of first-hand experience, knowledge and skill in this field. Although we remain a small project (2 Support Caseworkers and 1 Project Manager), we have nonetheless supported 100 survivors and made a significant difference as they rebuild their lives.
So it was heartening for Adavu to be acknowledged in a recent article by Matrix Chambers as being one of 14 “expert bodies” that have contributed to research arguing for the needs of survivors. The article link is below, that outlines a recent ruling to not time-limit support to survivors within the NRM:
We bring a unique, first-hand experience of the needs of supporting survivors of modern slavery and look forward to continue to contributing to the growing body of knowledge, skill and awareness in this field.