SAMS Partnership is a community led partnership bringing organisations together to collaborate towards a slavery free city through developing community resilience to modern slavery and human trafficking. This is done through facilitating partnership work, raising awareness, developing and delivering training resources and survivor care.
The Survivor Care Project provides community based support to adult survivors of all types of modern slavery in Southend on Sea, including sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and criminal exploitation. The project matches survivors with volunteer befrienders and/or mentors, who meet on a weekly basis to provide regular and long-term one to one support in the community. All volunteers have an enhanced DBS and complete trauma informed training to work with survivors of modern slavery and all have a wide range of skillsets and experience.