We believe that everyone should read this handbook – and
we have kept it small so that you can keep it in your work bag
or desk drawer.
This handbook was, however, specifically created for staff
who work in the homelessness sector, particularly frontline
workers, managers and volunteers. People who are engaged
in support services for homeless people can be vital eyes and
ears in detecting this crime.
In addition, by identifying a survivor and engaging with First
Responders, you are facilitating the person’s access to support,
such as a recovery and reflection period of at least 45 days,
safe accommodation and material assistance, legal advice,
medical and psychological services, compensation and/or safe
repatriation and return.
Use this handbook to understand the types of exploitation
that homeless people are exposed to. By knowing what to
look for, and how to get support, frontline workers can save