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Duty to Notify the Home Office of Potential Victims of Modern Slavery

The Act also introduced a duty on specified public authorities to notify the Secretary of State of any individual encountered in England and Wales who they believe is a suspected victim of human slavery or trafficking. The duty applies to all police forces, local authorities, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and the National Crime Agency. Other organisations, including NGOs, are also encouraged to put forward notifications where they encounter a potential victim of modern slavery who does not want to enter the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). The NRM is a framework for identifying victims of human trafficking or modern slavery and ensuring they receive the appropriate support. The NRM is also the mechanism through which the Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) collect data about victims. This information contributes to building a clearer picture about the scope of human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK.

For help and advice regarding 'duty to notify' and Modern Slavery support agencies please click here.


Modern Slavery Communications Resource

This booklet which has been produced by the Safer East Sussex Team provides a one stop shop of some good sources of information available freely to share and distribute within your own organisations and with the wider public to continue raising awareness of this crime. Please click on the image below to download this resource.
 
 

Useful Links

 

Modern Slavery

Anti-Slavery Commissioner  raising awareness amongst frontline staff: Videos developed with NHS England, local authorities and emergency services http://www.antislaverycommissioner.co.uk/resources/

This film does NOT seek to train you as Modern Slavery experts, but asks you all – whatever level you work at – to take the subject seriously.  

SE Partnership for immigration have also developed a few short films: 

http://www.secouncils.gov.uk/2016/10/modern-slavery-film-guidance/ 


The Modern Slavery Partnership for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is a multi-agency partnership. It was set up by Hampshire Constabulary in 2013 and is currently funded and chaired by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. It is supported by a steering group of up to nine separate agencies and is co-ordinated by the Medaille Trust.

http://www.modernslaverypartnership.org.uk/training-and-resources/ 

Modern slavery: identifying and supporting victims: guidance from the Department of Health for health staff who suspect that a patient may be a victim of human trafficking and slavery.https://www.gov.uk/guidance/human-trafficking-migrant-health-guide

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers - developed jointly by the International Organization for Migration and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The NSPCC Child Trafficking Advice Centre can provide further advice for professionals worried that a young person may be a victim of trafficking via their helpline: 0808 800 5000.

 Introduction to Human Trafficking Awareness  is a short online course produced by the Salvation Army designed to improve your awareness of what human trafficking is, the causes which drive it and the effects it has on victims’ lives.

The Helen Bamber Foundation is a human rights organisation working with survivors of cruelty.

The Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) is a multi-agency organisation led by the NCA. Their role is to provide a central point of expertise, support and coordination for the UK’s response to modern slavery and the trafficking of human beings.  

unseen(UK) aims to provide safety, hope and choice to women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.

Protecting Children and uniting Families Across Borders (CFAB): information for practitioners, including a free national advice and information helpline.

The PROTECT project (Provider Responses, Treatment and Care for Trafficked People) conducted by King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine provides evidence about the healthcare needs and experiences of trafficked adults and children and documents NHS knowledge and experience of responding to the health needs of trafficked people. The full research report is available online.

NHS Health Education England provides e-learning courses for general practice (e-GP) on promoting equality and valuing diversity, safeguarding children and young people, and women’s health.
 

Freedom from Torture (FfT) provides training and capacity building for frontline healthcare, social and legal workers to address the needs and rights of survivors of torture.

Brighton and Hove - Safe in the City 
Information and guidance available – what are the signs and referral pathways.

West Sussex – information, indicators and Home Office Campaign and film.

East Sussex -  Modern slavery, human trafficking and missing people-presentation pdf. 


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