A person who is a victim of human trafficking may feel helpless and have difficulty trusting others. It is important to remember that you can always get help. The first step is to contact 112 by phone, SMS, or via the web chat.
The emergency operators at 112 are impartial agents connected to all the resources that can help victims of human trafficking. The person who calls can choose whether to inform the police or keep the police out of the case. The individual is invited to speak to Bjarkarhlíð staff, who provide coordinated services for potential victims of human trafficking. At Bjarkarhlíð they can receive:
- Connection to social services and the Directorate of Labour.
- Assistance with applying for a temporary residence permit.
- Legal assistance.
- Assistance with looking for housing.
- Assistance with seeking medical help
- Information about the reporting process and how the police administer justice..
The police work with the individual to get them out of the human trafficking situation. The police’s goal is always to investigate the case with the individual’s safety at the forefront.