I have continued my research into people trafficking and have found a number of useful resources.

These have included press reports in The Guardian and The Telegraph; these intern pointed me to the salvation army which has produced a six month review on supporting victims of people trafficking and provided accounts of three diverse personal stories from former victims. Quite rightly they put the well-being of the former victims as paramount; so do not provide access for interviews. This I think is good, these people should not have to relive their traumatic experiences through being exposed to press and academic scrutiny. Although it would be good to obtain a digest of short accounts that had already been gathered by frontline workers such as the Salvation Army.

It is noteworthy that, as The Guardian article highlights, over 40% of all trafficking victims are male and that, of all victims, 45% were trafficked into prostitution and 43% into forced labour and 8% into domestic servitude.

This is really useful data that will help to inform my future work, that I hope will question some of the common pre-conceptions about people trafficking.

The HTF [Human Trafficking Foundation] is also both a good resource in itself and also provides a very valuable list, including links, of further resources.