Modern Slavery Transport Volunteer Chaperone

Modern Slavery Transport Volunteer Chaperone

Long term role · 4–8 hrs/month · Starting from 31 Jan 2024
The Salvation Army, Territorial Headquarters, 1 Champion Park, London SE5 8FJ, UK
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To accompany Transport Volunteer Drivers in Transporting victims of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking to a place of safety.

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Description: To accompany Transport Volunteer Drivers in Transporting victims of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking to a place of safety. You may be the first person to show care and empathy to the victim on their journey to recovery.

Location: Journeys can be anywhere in England & Wales and will be split with other volunteers if over a certain distance or time period.

Accountable to: National Transport Coordinator

Background: The Salvation Army has delivered the UK Government’s contract to provide support for victims of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking since 2011. As part of the contract, The Salvation Army are required to provide a safe, effective & demand led Transport Service.

What you will do:

• Undertake transport journeys for victims as arranged by Transport Team

• Reply to notifications via smartphone app or text message to advise if you are available

• Complete and submit relevant paperwork

• Share any concerns about the victim with the transport team or relevant agencies whilst adhering to GDPR

• Communicate with all parties in relation to the journey

• Ensure the victim feels safe and is cared for

Skills / Experience needed:

• In sympathy with the general aims & values of The Salvation Army

• Sensitive interpersonal & communication skills

• Commitment to safeguarding and a willingness to raise concerns where appropriate

• Understand the importance of confidentiality & be able to keep confidences

• Good organisational skills

• We welcome applications from Husband & Wife / Families or teams of volunteers as all our volunteers travel in a pair

What you will get from us:

• Volunteer induction including ilearn courses (Safeguarding, Data Protection and Diversity, Equality & Inclusion)

• Transport Volunteer Handbook

• Ongoing support from the transport team

• Pastoral support from our chaplaincy network

• Opportunity to debrief after a journey with transport team or Divisional Volunteer Coordinator

• We ensure the safety of our volunteers are at the forefront of all our journeys. All journeys will be risk assessed and the well-being of our volunteers will be checked throughout the journey


• To complete all the required training before acceptance into the role

• A commitment to complete one journey a month or 12 over a 12-month period

To fulfill this role:

• Two satisfactory references

• An informal interview and introductory period

• Mandatory checks including Enhanced DBS

• Completion of all required training

• Have a passion and desire for wanting to transform and support the lives of victims of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking

We ask that you support the mission, values and aims of The Salvation Army but with no requirement or expectation for you to be a Christian.

This role is unpaid, but costs incurred will be reimbursed as appropriate. Further information will be provided at induction.

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About The Salvation Army - Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Unit

The Salvation Army is a church and charity. As the ATMS department we look to support people who have experienced exploitation and come along side them as they establish life in their community.