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  • The Dignity Project: Identification and replication of best practice inter-agency models of service provision for victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and associated vulnerable groups




    Dublin Employment Pact, IE


    €238.000 of EU support


    Ongoing from 2009

    Objectives and results

    The project's objective was to create a transnational consortium of multi-disciplinary stakeholders who examined identified models of good practice in legislation/policy and service provision to victims of trafficking (women and children) for sexual exploitation. Good models of inter-agency or multi-disciplinary work involving both statutory bodies and NGOs were explored. The aim was to deliver effective services for victims and contribute to the combating of trafficking in women and children for sexual exploitation in the EU.

    An integrated and holistic victim centered approach included services to those vulnerable to victimisation (women in prostitution), it also included health services, accommodation, advocacy services, education and soft skills development for victims. Witness support and protection, victim integration and/or victim repatriation systems were also examined as well with a view to replicating the best models.

    Study visits included meetings between key professionals (ngos, social workers, police, immigration, local authorities), followed by staff exchanges, seminars and publications with a view to improving standards of service support to victims across the partner states of Ireland, Spain, Lithuania and UK.

    Publications and resources

    Executive Summary of the Formative Evaluation of an Interagency Initiative working to deliver quality services for Victims of Sex-Trafficking in Ireland

    Further information

    Mr Philip O'Connor, coordinator -


    United Kingdom