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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.
In October 2017, a package of reforms to the NRM were announced, which in April 2019 led to the transfer of NRM decision-making from competent authorities within the National Crime Agency and UK Visas & Immigration into the Single Competent Authority within the Home Office. Additionally, a new digital system has been built to help support the NRM process and to make it easier for first responders to refer victims for support. Further information on NRM reforms.
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Modern Slavery Communications Resource
- Modern Slavery Act : http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/30/contents/enacted
- Tackling Modern Slavery: A Council Guide: https://www.local.gov.uk/modern-slavery-council-guide
- University of Nottingham Rights Lab: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/beacons-of-excellence/rights-lab/index.aspx
- Anti-Slavery Partnership Toolkit: https://iasctoolkit.nottingham.ac.uk/
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:
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.
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.