Objective: 1) estimate proportion of NHS professionals who come into contact with trafficked people and 2) measure knowledge and confidence to respond to human trafficking.
Cross-sectional survey at training sessions. N=782 (response rate 84.4%) in variety of health professions.
- 13% had previous contact with HT victim
- this was 20% among maternity service professionals
- knowledge was due to another professionals’ disclosure (25%), patient disclosure (32%) , other reasons (11%) including foster care or police, unknown (32%)
- 86.8% reported lacking knowledge on what questions to ask to identify potential victims
- 78.3% had insufficient training to assist victims
- 71%, 67.5% and 53.4% lacked confidence in making referrals for men, women, and children respectively.
- 95.3% were unaware of the scale of HT in the UK
- 76.5% were unaware that calling the police could put people in more danger
Did cronbach’s alpha for subscales, and MLE factor analysis