Our Impact /  

Facts and Figures

Below you will find some of the facts and figures relating to our direct work with survivors. It is our aim for the services we provide to survivors to assist them to become empowered, independent and resilient individuals.


  • 60% of survivors at WATER have taken part in police investigations, helping to provide crucial intelligence as well as bring perpetrators to justice
  • Unseen has provided over 10,200 nights of safe, emergency accommodation to over 125 women. Survivors have come from 37 different countries. The most common countries of origin are Romania (21), Nigeria (20), Albania (11), Slovakia (8), Poland (6), Czech Republic (6) and the UK (6)
  • Over 79% of survivors say they feel secure at our safe-house
  • 98% of survivors we have supported in the last 2 years have accessed medical care
  • 64% of survivors have accessed sexual health treatment
  • The average stay of a survivor in our safe house is 87 nights
  • 37% of survivors moved from WATER to our Resettlement, Integration and Outreach service (RIO)
  • 25% chose to be repatriated to their country of origin
  • 80% of women in the last 2 years have accessed education or training – either at the safe-house or within the community. Enabling access to education and training that’s tailored to their needs and delivered in a safe, nurturing environment makes a huge difference, giving them increased confidence and choices for the future


  • In 2015, RIO provided over 2,200 hours of support to people who had been identified as potential victims of trafficking and slavery.
  • RIO worked with female and male survivors from over 20 different countries in 2015. 30% had dependent children and 25% had a long-term health problem.
  • 65% of survivors were helped to access therapeutic support.
  • 78% of survivors were assisted to move into supported accommodation.