Understand the challenge.
This chapter will provide an overview of the nature of modern slavery, the challenges faced by survivors and the importance of engaging with survivors in the development of survivor banking programmes.
Engaging with survivors to understand the challenge
Key Actions: Understanding the challenge
Promote financial inclusion.
This chapter will explore how you can support survivors to set up a bank account and start taking control of their money. You will gain an understanding of the key considerations required to help overcome existing barriers.
Barriers to survivor financial inclusion
Creating a survivor bank account programme
Improving survivor accessibility
Supporting survivors to open an account
Key Actions: Promoting financial inclusion
Drive financial empowerment.
This chapter will cover the key drivers which are proving to advance survivor financial empowerment, including practical recommendations on how you can implement similar initiatives.
An introduction to key drivers
Collaborating with survivor support organisations
Employee training & protecting vulnerable customers
Internet banking for survivors
Financial literacy education
Access to wider banking services & funding
Key Actions: Driving financial empowerment
Access to financial services makes a massive difference to survivors. It gives them independence and the opportunity to help rebuild their lives. The long-term goal is that they don’t need support anymore… and that the risk of re-exploitation is so small.
Lara Bundock, CEO, The Snowdrop Project
TRIBE Survivor Empowerment Programme
We promote survivor financial independence and financial literacy support, to empower survivors with long-term financial well-being, freedom and stability.