Human Trafficking & Modern Day slavery

CHILD TRAFFICKING AND MODERN DAY SLAVERY

This page brings together some of the wide variety of resources that now exist to help professionals working with children who may have been trafficked, including guidance, policy and referral information . If you are aware of any useful resources that we have not included here, please contact the KSCB.

National Referral Mechanism Process Guide (01/01/2017)

The National referral Mechanism (NRM) is the Home Office process by which identified potential victims of Modern Slavery (includes Human Trafficking) gain access to a number of support services.  The NRM is a two stage process:

 The First Responder refers a Potential Victim into the NRM 

Only identified First Responders can make referrals to this process. To refer an adult victim (person over the age of 18) their written consent is needed. If they do consent a referral is made to one of two UK Competent Authorities, these are the Modern Slavery -Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) and the United Kingdom Visa Immigration department (UKVI).  No Consent is needed for a child. Adult / child NRM referral forms and guidance can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/human-trafficking-victims-referral-and-assessment-forms

Under Section 52 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, identified  Public Authorities have a ’duty to notify’ , the Home Office of any suspected victim they come across. This process is not applicable if the victim is entered into the NRM.  This process has been created to gather statistics and build a more comprehensive picture of the nature and scale of modern slavery in the UK.  This process should not be used for children. If the potential adult victim does not consent to enter the NRM a form MS1 must be completed and the section 52 process followed.  Adult consent is needed for this. Iif consent is not given the form must still be completed but anonymised.  Documentation can be found at this this link:

(www.gov.uk/government/publications/duty-to-notify-the-home-office-of-potential-victims-of-modern-slavery)

If your staff feel it is an emergency a threat to life or criminal activity you should ring 999 or if you feel there is an adult or child at risk of harm, please follow your safeguarding procedures.

Click here to see a process update and flow chart on the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

Reporting Suspicion

Any Kirklees Council Officer or partner agency can report a suspicion of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery via this link:

www.kirklees.gov.uk/reporthumantrafficking

If people don’t have access to a computer they can contact Kirklees Direct on 01484 414888 or alternatively, information may be given anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111.

If you feel it is an emergency, there is a threat to life or criminal activity you should ring 999 or if you feel there is an adult or child at risk of harm, please follow your safeguarding procedures.”

Kirklees Child Trafficking Procedures

This is the link to the MS1 form www.gov.uk/government/publications/duty-to-notify-the-home-office-of-potential-victims-of-modern-slavery).

Human Trafficking Leaflets and Posters

 

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