What we stand for

Our vision is a world free from torture. While it remains, the human rights of survivors are restored through rehabilitation and protection. States responsible for torture are held to account.

Aim One: Rehabilitation

Survivors of torture in the UK realise their right to as full rehabilitation as possible

Objective 1: Individuals and families in the UK with complex psychological, physical and social needs as a result of torture have access to high quality, accessible and appropriate rehabilitation services provided by Freedom from Torture

Objective 2: The experiences and voices of survivors of torture inform all Freedom from Torture activities and are carried out in collaboration with them

Objective 3: Freedom from Torture supports other providers in the UK to develop high quality, accessible and appropriate rehabilitation services for survivors of torture

Aim Two: Protection

Survivors of torture in the UK receive effective protection and are not returned to their countries of origin to face the risk of further torture

Objective 1: Asylum decision-makers in the UK have timely access to high quality medico-legal reports prepared by Freedom from Torture clinicians according to international standards

Objective 2: Freedom from Torture uses the expertise of torture survivors themselves and evidence drawn from Freedom from Torture's work to improve the treatment, protection and conditions of torture survivors in the UK

Objective 3: Survivor activism combats negativity towards people seeking protection from torture in the UK and promotes the rights and improves public perceptions of survivors of torture

Aim Three: Accountability

States responsible for torture are held to account publicly and the human rights of survivors are guaranteed nationally and internationally

Objective 1: Evidence from Freedom from Torture's work contributes to individual states being held to account for torture

Objective 2: The expertise of torture survivors themselves and evidence from Freedom from Torture's work are used with national and international partners to realise fully the human rights of survivors of torture