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 2016, RIO worked across Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire and supported 22% more survivors than in 2015. In total, over 3,300 hours of support were provided.
  • RIO worked with male & female survivors from 20 different countries.
  • 51% of survivors had experienced sexual exploitation, 16 % domestic exploitation, 18% labour exploitation and 12% had experienced multiple types of exploitation.
  • 53% of survivors were helped to access mental health services.
  • 57% of survivors were supported to find accommodation.
  • 80% of survivors were supported to access legal advice.


  • Since the MAP safe house opened in the summer of 2016, we have supported 13 men to recover from their experiences of slavery and trafficking.
  • We have helped to repatriate 30% of survivors referred to MAP.
  • The average length of stay for a survivor in MAP is 67 days.
  • 53% of all survivors have accessed medical care during their stay in the safe house.
  • Of the all the survivors supported at MAP, 15% have been from Asia, 8% from North America, 15% from Africa and 62% from Europe.
  • 87% of survivors who were surveyed said that they felt safe at MAP.
  • We have assisted 38% of survivors in contacting their loved ones back in their home country.