Dr Mike Emberson has been involved in anti-trafficking work since 2003. He has worked in this field for the Salvation Army, Migrant Help and Genesis Consultancy. He is now CEO of the Medaille Trust.
He set up the first Salvation Army safe house – the Jarrett Community – and established the first support services for victims in Northern Ireland and the first services for male victims in Scotland. He has travelled to Albania, Belgium, France, Hungary, Kenya, Latvia, Moldova, Nigeria, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the USA on anti-trafficking work. The Medaille Trust currently runs eleven safe houses offering 118 bed spaces for victims of human trafficking in the UK which he oversees together with Medaille’s international work and their domestic programme of education and awareness raising.