Ashiana believes that everyone has the right to live in a safe environment, free from fear and harm. We have over 30 years’ experience in providing high quality, accessible services, tailored to meet the needs of women who have experienced or is at risk of experiencing violence and abuse.
We provide practical and emotional support in a holistic, gender and culturally sensitive way as well as accommodation for women and children who have survived human trafficking.
Although we are based in Sheffield, we provide support for BAMER women and their children across the country, providing outreach support to male and female survivors of Human Trafficking across Yorkshire and Humberside, North East, East Midlands and the North West England regions.
Ashiana has a dedicated and professional team who will aim to assist BAMER women whose lives have been affected by violence and abuse.
Our Trustees are responsible for the governance and efficiency of our service. Their mix of knowledge and skills supports our work and helps drive the organisation forward at a strategic level. We are currently looking for new members who can bring key skills to the Board; legal, business, change management and marketing. If you think you could help make a difference, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashiana is an independent registered charity but we work closely with many other organisations, receiving requests for support directly from victims but also from:
As part of our support work, we liaise with these and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcome for people needing help with the multiple and complex issues created by violence and abuse. In the large majority of situations, we work only with other agencies with the consent of the service user.
Ashiana also coordinates the South Yorkshire Modern Slavery Partnership (SYMSP) – a regional response to modern slavery. Funded by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, the SYMSP aims to increase joint working across South Yorkshire, to ensure the region is a place of safety for survivors, a hostile region for those who exploit others and a leading influence on national priorities relating to Modern Slavery. To find out more about the South Yorkshire Partnership visit southyorksmsp.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @SouthYorksMSP.
Pocketbook for Professionals
To support frontline professionals and community groups who may encounter potential victims of modern slavery, the Partnership has developed a Pocketbook to help you:
Understand what modern slavery is and the general indicators to look out for.
Understand the referral process for potential victims of modern slavery.
Signpost relevant services across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.
Download the online interactive version of the pocketbook now.
Printed Pocketbooks are also available thanks to Barnsley Council, Doncaster Council, Rotherham Council, Sheffield Council, Sheffield Diocese and Clewer Initiative. Get in touch to request a copy.