Anne Read assumed responsibility for The Salvation Army’s co-ordinated response to the issue of human trafficking in 2009
Anne originally trained as a teacher, but for the past 37 years she has worked as a Salvation Army officer (minister and leader) in a variety of roles.
For most of that time, Anne has been responsible for the leadership of Salvation Army churches and community centres around the UK. Before taking on her present role she was with her husband leader of a church in Central London. Other appointments have included Salvation Army training work in the UK and New Zealand
Anne is a member of a number of Anti Trafficking groups including the Home Office Joint Strategy Group and the UK Human Trafficking Centre Advisory Group. She also represents the United Kingdom and The Salvation Army on European and Global task forces.
The Salvation Army has worked with and on behalf of women who have been trafficked since the late nineteenth century, then referred to as ‘the white slave trade’
Today the Salvation Army works in the UK and globally to reduce human trafficking and respond practically to their needs. The Salvation Army currently holds the government contract to manage the support of all adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales.