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Adavu is a registered charity (CIO no. 1199391) that offers long-term emotional and practical support to adult survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking living in the West Midlands (including Wolverhampton) to make the transition into a life in the local community.  

We also:

  • Raise awareness and understanding of Modern Slavery and enabling effective responses to it
  • Advocate justice in relation to the issue of Modern Slavery
  • Build partnerships to prevent and frustrate Modern Slavery

For more information about our project and service please visit our website or contact us.

Please note - we operate an appointment only service and do not have a designated phone number. Please contact the service via email to arrange a meeting time.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Liisa Wiseman
Contact Position
Project Manager
Please use our email address to contact us.

Where to go


Our offices in Birmingham serve the wider West Midlands (including Wolverhampton) and are mainly for administrative purposes, and we carry out most of our survivor support largely in public places such as cafes.  We do not therefore advertise our venue as clients do not use this.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am-3.00pm

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Our main area of work is to support men and women who have left the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), usually with a positive Conclusive Grounds decision.  Please refer to the link below for more details on the NRM process as outlined on the National Crime Agency website.

For a definition of modern slavery please refer to

If you are a practitioner supporting a survivor of modern slavery and would like to refer someone who has been through the NRM process, then please contact us for an initial discussion and referral form on .  We would kindly ask you to include as much information as possible as this will help us assess more accurately if we are able to help.  Please be reassured that we will treat these details with the utmost confidentiality.

If you are unsure whether the person concerned has been through the NRM process then you may wish to phone us for advice and/or support on how to share information with the relevant authorities. Please note that Adavu does not investigate or 'rescue' people.

We will also consider accepting referrals for pre-NRM clients who:  are in an emergency crisis; have been referred by a trusted partner organisation, and who are requiring support to consider entering the NRM process.  Where the client does not meet this criteria, we will signpost the client to other support organisations.

Survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking living in Wolverhampton (and the wider West Midlands) can also self-refer.

Record Last Updated on: 10/10/2022

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