Church's Response

The Bakhita Foundation

26/11/2014 8:43 pm

The Bakhita Initiative will be overseen by the Bakhita Foundation, which will co-ordinate all the work of the Initiative.

By virtue of their offices, the President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) is the President of the Bakhita Foundation and the Bishop heading the CBCEW Office for Migration Policy is its Chair.

The key stakeholders of the Bakhita Foundation are the CBCEW, Caritas Westminster, and the Metropolitan Police.

The partners of the Bakhita Foundation are the Congregation of Adorers - Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity (the Adoratrices) and St Mary’s University. 

The function of the Bakhita Foundation will be to:

  • agree and develop policy and practice
  • regularly monitor its timely, successful and efficient implementation
  • support and coordinate fundraising for the Foundation’s activities
  • publicise and promote the different strands of the Foundation
  • agree shared roles and responsibilities with partner organisations


There are four main elements to the Bakhita Initiative:

Bakhita Foundation

Bakhita Institute into Human Slavery

Caritas Bakhita House

Santa Marta Group


Bakhita Initiative

traffick-booklet-28052015.pdf 1.71 MB

A 10-page PDF booklet giving you detailed information on the Bakhita Initiative - the Catholic Church's response to human trafficking.