Updates to the Guidelines for NGOs: Working with trafficked people

Closed 20 Aug 2023

Opened 20 Jul 2023


Please read the following information carefully before starting the survey.

The Guidelines for NGOs: Working with trafficked people (NGO Guidelines) were developed by members of the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery to help non-government organisations working with people who have experienced human trafficking, slavery or slavery-like practices, including forced marriage.  We are updating the NGO Guidelines to ensure that they:

  • are aligned with and informed by best practice
  • are current and fit for purpose in light of current and emerging global trends and changes to Australia’s response to combating modern slavery
  • continue to support the provision of holistic, gender-sensitive, culturally responsive, trauma informed, victim-centred support and protection to all victims and survivors of modern slavery.

Taking part in this consultation

We are conducting a brief survey to seek the views of individuals and organisations like you on the usefulness and suitability of the NGO Guidelines.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to answer questions about the following:

  • how you have used (or not used) the NGO Guidelines in the last 12 months
  • how useful you have found the NGO Guidelines and how satisfied you are with them
  • how the NGO Guidelines could be improved.

Whether you are aware of the NGO Guidelines or not, we want to hear from you. Your input will help us develop the most appropriate content and structure for the guidelines and improve their visibility and accessibility.

How long it takes you to complete this survey depends on the level of detail you would like to provide in your response.

Putting your information to use

We will use the input from survey participants to determine the best way to update the NGO Guidelines and support the delivery of Action Item #25 of the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020–25, which is to ‘Provide practical support and guidance to NGOs who are supporting victims and survivors, including through updating the Guidelines for NGOs: Working with trafficked people’.

Protecting your information

This survey does not require you to provide any personal information.

You can provide your contact details at the end of the survey if you would like to be contacted for further consultation.

Survey responses will be used for official purposes only. Aggregate data may be shared with government agencies responsible for updating the NGO Guidelines and non-government members of the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery.


  • People trafficking
  • Modern slavery