Fier

Fier offers support to victims of domestic and international human trafficking practices in the form of shelter, secure accommodation, guidance and treatment. The Centre for Child Trafficking and Human Trafficking (CKM) is part of Fier and is committed to combating injustice and exploitation, as well as to improving the position of victims and of approaches to human trafficking. The CKM informs, assesses and provides recommendations on human trafficking. One of its principal projects is Mensenhandelweb (‘human trafficking web’), a knowledge database containing information on the legal, social and health aspects of human trafficking.

In addition, Fier also provides care coordination services for victims of human trafficking in the province of Friesland.

What can Fier do to help?

Fier has various shelter facilities and mental health clinics (GGZ) for domestic and foreign victims of human trafficking. It also has ambulatory teams at its disposal that provide outpatient support to victims of human trafficking. In addition, Fier provides intensive treatment and in-depth support to victims in its treatment centre (Psychotrauma Centre). Fier’s approach is based on a holistic, system-oriented philosophy. The care programmes offered by Fier are recognised as national specialised services by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the VNG (Association of Netherlands Municipalities) and GGZ.

Fier care coordinators are responsible for the coordination of the criminal prosecution track, residence track (for foreign victims) and care provision track in the Province of Friesland. They are in charge of coordinating the care to domestic and foreign victims of human trafficking. Care coordinators occupy a pivotal role, simultaneously maintaining relationships with contacts at relevant organisations and with victims themselves, ensuring alignment and representing the interests of the victim.

How do I get in touch with Fier?

For advice and registration, please call +31 88 20 80 000 or send an email to aanmeldingen@fier.nl. Fier is also available 24/7 on +31 88 20 80 000 for any questions on exploitative situations from young people, victims, families, bystanders and professionals.

The Centre for Child Trafficking and Human Trafficking (CKM) can be reached via info@ckm-fier.nl.The website of the CKM is http://www.ckm-fier.nl.

Services provided by Fier

  • Legal assistance
  • Medical assistance
  • Mental health support
  • Shelter
  • Information on compensation
  • Financial support
  • Assistance when returning to country of origin
  • Support when residing in the Netherlands
  • Ambulatory care
  • Assistance in finding employment/daily activities
  • Social/practical support
  • Support for children/parenting support
  • Care coordination