We would suggest that our research has had impact upon the following - in terms of increasing understanding through our detailed empirical research.
• The Open Democracy network: (OpenDemocracy publishes high quality news analysis, debates and blogs about the world)
• Secretariat of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA and Committee of the Parties)
Justice and Human Dignity Directorate, Council of Europe
• Specific members of the academic community including: Dr Mary Bosworth at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford who is carrying out related work on the detention of asylum seekers, and Dr Margaret Malloch, at the University of Stirling
• Prison Reform Trust
• Salvation Army, UK
• Cambridgeshire Police Force (Head of Investigations)
• Metropolitan Police Force (Betsy Stanko, Deputy Head, Strategy and Performance; also Hon. Professor at Royal Holloway)
• Prison Governors - whose prisons formed key research sites, the UKBA, HMP Courts and Tribunal Services, specialist solicitors working with asylum seekers and trafficked persons, UKBA Enforcement and Asylum Research Unit, the International Organization for Migration, UK; Anti Slavery International; Migrants Rights network; FPWP/Hibiscus; the Criminal Casework Directorate UKBA; Dame Anne Owers IPPC; Baroness Helena Kennedy; Lord Ramsbotham, other key dignitories, and range of NGOs
• We would also suggest that our research findings have had impact on our Research Advisory Group including a specialist solicitor, UKBA representatives, Ministry of Justice representatives, and a representative from both the Detention Advice Service and FPWP/Hibiscus.