Decision details

PCC DN - Programme Challenger Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Place of Safety

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The reasons for the decision are:

Greater Manchester is one of the few areas in the country who provide immediate accommodation for potential victims of modern slavery at point of identification. This allows individuals to be placed into the place of safety where they can have their immediate needs met and be allowed the time to be empowered and decide what is the next best course of action for them.

The funding covers the cost of providing utilities to the accommodation, as well as toiletries, clothes and food for all victims who use the accommodation for a 12-month period.

It enables immediate hygiene and nutrition needs to be met, and provides a safe, warm and comfortable environment for what may be the first time in years. Clean clothes are provided, and each victim is able to leave with a bag of possessions, which again they may not have had for a number of years.

In 2022/23, safe and immediate accommodation was provided to 18 victims, and from 1st April 2023 to 12th March 2024, by 27 victims.


£5,000 will be provided to GMP to cover the costs of providing the Greater Manchester place of safety for victims of modern slavery from April 2023 to March 2024.

Publication date: 09/05/2024

Date of decision: 13/03/2024