Charity information


Unseen gives survivors of human trafficking the safety, hope and choice they deserve at our 24-hour safe-houses for men and women. As well as directly helping survivors to recover from their experiences and transition to independent living, we train frontline staff and work with the UK government to change policy.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    Unseen is working towards a world without slavery.

    The government estimates there are up to 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK. It is a hidden crime and it's happening all over the UK, on your doorstep.

    Founded in 2008, Unseen works in three main ways:
    1. Supporting survivors
    2. Equipping frontline staff to identify victims
    3. Working with government, business, individuals and other NGOs to share information, shape policy and take effective action.

  • Aims

    Unseen aims to:

    • Support survivors: annually we support around 50 survivors at our male and female 24/7 safe-houses, by providing access to housing, medical care, financial support, legal advice and counselling.
    • Prevention: we train frontline staff such as the police and health workers to spot the signs of trafficking and take effective action. We also create initiatives to prevent people becoming trafficked.
    • Collaborative working: we believe working together with government, businesses, individuals and other NGOs to share information and shape policy is the only way to tackle all forms of modern slavery.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1127620

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 12

    Part time staff: 28

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 0303 040 2888

    Address: 103, First Floor, Deben House, 1-5 Lawrence Hill, Bristol BS5 0BY

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