Sophie Hayes Foundation was founded in 2011 by Sophie, a British girl trafficked to Italy for sexual exploitation.
The Foundation is the only organisation in the United Kingdom focused solely on ensuring all women survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery achieve complete and sustainable freedom, through an independence that can only come with the ability to live and work without fear.
Our programmes provide coaching, facilitation and training, we help renew survivors' confidence, sense of purpose and employment prospects. We support women survivors of modern slavery to achieve the goal of complete and sustainable freedom.
A better future for every woman survivor of modern slavery which means a better society for all.
A society that views and treats women survivors of modern slavery with respect and allows every freed woman to realise her potential, achieve her goals and a better future.
By putting the needs of each survivor at the centre of our activities, we will develop programmes that are relevant and help to remove the barriers to sustainable freedom.
We will be a valued, independent voice and an actor for change, working with the right partners to create greatest impact.
We are courageous
We act with integrity and respect
We are an open and inclusive community
We respond well to change
WE RAISE AWARENESS
We tell Sophie’s brave story of survival and we raise awareness that this can tragically happen to anyone. - your sister, your daughter, your friend, your neighbour, you.
There’s a need for change and an essential requirement for freedom. With the right support we can help more women like Sophie.
WE REBUILD LIVES
We offer a unique programme for women survivors that enables them to gain valuable life changing employability experiences across a diverse range of sectors.
We offer training to renew survivor confidence, purpose, and employability through workshops, coaching and access to work placements.
WE BUILD PARTNERSHIPS
We partner with businesses who are willing to share knowledge, skills and work-based experiences with survivors.
Work placements not only provide professional employability skills, but life skills, confidence, a sense of self-worth and the ability to communicate and engage with others.
WE OFFER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
We offer volunteering for those who want to help. Whatever skills you have to offer - coaching, career planning, practical knowledge , we would love to hear from you.
If you’d like to help us achieve our goal and continue supporting women, please consider donating or volunteering to work with us.