It’s been a couple of weeks of drafting, editing and submitting funding bids to try to sustain our current work and hopefully to develop it in the future. During this process, it struck me just how far Adavu has come. After our humble beginnings in 2010/11, when we helped found the Regional Anti-Trafficking Network, our work has really expanded as we have responded to the needs we were seeing in our region, both for survivors of modern slavery and front-line practioners in the field.
We are the only organisation in the West Midlands that offers this holistic, face-to-face casework support to adult survivors of modern slavery as they rebuild their lives in the long-term. This is in addition to our other aims of raising awareness of modern slavery, advocating justice and working collaboratively with others in this field.
It is fair to say we have we have developed a solid specialist expertise in this field, being invited to speak about modern slavery on a regional and national level. We are regularly approached by the national media and modern slavery organisations and fora.
Onwards and upwards!