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Duty to notify the Home Office of potential victims of modern slavery

Guidance on the duty to notify the Home Office of potential victims of modern slavery, and form MS1: notification of a potential victim of modern slavery.

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Guidance: duty to notify the Home Office of potential victim of modern slavery

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Form: duty to notify the Home Office of potential victim of modern slavery

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From 1 November 2015, specific public authorities have a duty to notify the Secretary of State of any person identified in England and Wales as a suspected victim of slavery or human trafficking.

Please read the guidance document for information on:

  • which public authorities fall under the duty
  • what information you need to provide
  • how to fill in the ‘MS1: notification of a potential victim of modern slavery form’
  • how to notify the Home Office
  • notification of child victims
  • multiple referrals
  • how the information will be used
  • voluntary notifications by organisations not covered by the duty

How to notify the Home Office

Where a specified public authority has reasonable grounds to believe that a person may be a victim of slavery or human trafficking, it must notify the Home Office.

If the person consents to enter the national referral mechanism (NRM), you use the NRM form.

If the person has not consented to enter the NRM, you can send the ‘MS1: notification of a potential victim of modern slavery form’, which you can download above. This form should be completed with reference to the guidance, also available to download above.

Published 30 October 2015
Last updated 18 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance and form published.
  2. First published.