The Salvation Army is pleased to announce the appointment of Migrant Help as a specialist partner to provide support to adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales through the Government’s new Modern Slavery Victim Care Contract (MSVCC). 

The new and extended contract goes live in winter 2020/2021, following a period of transition from the current service. It enables The Salvation Army and Migrant Help to build on relationships and expertise developed since 2011 when the church and charity was first appointed to manage the wide-ranging support services needed to help survivors of slavery as they begin to recover and move on with their lives.

The organisations are now working together to be ready to transfer and extend the support existing survivors already receive to all stages of their recovery from the point of rescue and as they journey towards independent living.


Major Kathy Betteridge, Director of Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery for The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, said: 

We are pleased to welcome Migrant Help, who have played a key role in helping us to support thousands of victims of modern slavery as they rebuild their lives, bringing important expertise and a shared passion to change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

We are looking forward to working together in the coming months and years as we introduce new services to meet the increasing numbers of people being referred to us for help.

Together we will ensure that services are delivered to the highest standards, with the needs and voices of survivors at the centre of all we do.”


Migrant Help Chief Executive Officer, Caroline O’Connor, said:

We are delighted to be able to continue assisting victims of modern slavery alongside The Salvation Army. We are looking forward to expanding our services under the new contract to enhance the support available to our clients. Modern slavery is happening every day in our communities and it is crucial that we continue our efforts to eliminate it and protect the human rights of its victims.”