A BETTER FUTURE
FOR EVERY SURVIVOR
OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING,
MEANS A BETTER
SOCIETY FOR ALL
Sophie Hayes Foundation - building confidence and resilience
in survivors of Human Trafficking
through employability coaching and skills development
Sophie Hayes Foundation was founded in 2011 following Sophie’s escape as a victim of human trafficking and her determination to help other women survive and thrive.
Now in our 11th year, we continue to put the needs of each survivor at the centre of our activities with relevant programmes that lead to further education, employment, independence, and sustainable freedom.
Sophie was trafficked from the UK to Italy for sex. The person who trafficked her wasn’t a stranger; he was her best friend. Sophie had known her abuser for five years.
This man seized Sophie’s passport and made threats to her and her family. He forced her onto the streets in Italy to sell her body for sex.