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Modern Slavery Core Outcome Set: longlist of outcomes

Longlist of outcomes and indicators of recovery for people with lived experience of modern slavery.

Published: 25th March 2022

This is a long list of outcomes and indicators of recovery for people with lived experience of modern slavery, published as an interim output of the Modern Slavery PEC research project, carried out by King’s College London in close collaboration with University of Nottingham, Helen Bamber Foundation and the Survivor Alliance..

The long list has was co-developed with survivors through peer researchers, Survivor Research Advisory Board (which includes seven members), supplementary interviews marginalised survivor groups (eight interviews), analysis of fully anonymised pre-existing interview transcripts with survivors of modern slavery (36 transcripts), and by inviting people with lived experience to two exploratory workshops, alongside practitioners, academics and policymakers, with a total of 80 attendees. It was supplemented by review of qualitative, quantitative, and grey literature, which you can also find below.

The list is grouped in ten different outcome domains, expand our understanding of what anti-trafficking interventions need to achieve. They include:

  • consistency and stability
  • recognition, understanding and awareness
  • opportunities
  • belonging and social support
  • agency and purpose
  • safety
  • health and wellbeing
  • rights, justice and dignity
  • supportive services
  • creating change.

In the next stage of the project, researchers are inviting experts by profession and experience to take part in an exercise to prioritise and finalise a core set of ten outcomes that service providers and policymakers should consider when evaluating and designing interventions. If you are interested in taking part in our project, please email us on mscos@kcl.ac.uk. You can also find out more about our work on our website www.mscos.co.uk.

Research team: Dr Sian Oram and Sohail Jannesari, King’s College London, Dr Emma Howarth, University of East London, Dr Nicola Wright, University of Nottingham, Prof Cornelius Katona and Rachel Witkin, Helen Bamber Foundation, Minh Dang and Bee Damara, Survivor Alliance.