What we do
TARA (Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance) was established in 2004 to provide support to women who may be trafficked and exploited, as now defined in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (Scot) 2015.
We are funded by the Scottish Government to support women, over 18 years old, who have been trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation.
We work with women to provide trauma informed, practical, and emotional support to recover from their experiences. We can offer:
- Safe Crisis Accommodation if appropriate (single women only)
- Outreach Support
- Referral to the National Referral Mechanism
- Financial assistance for up to 90 days (if eligible)
- Risk assessment and safety planning
- Support to report to Police Scotland
- Individual Recovery Plans
- Support to access Legal Advice
- Support to access Health Services
- Support to access Psychological assessment and treatment
- Ongoing advocacy on rights and entitlements as a potential victim of trafficking
- Signposting to other services
Our service, which includes a 24/7 crisis response, is available to women recovered from across Scotland. We can provide interpreters and translation services as needed.