Interim review of the national referral mechanism for victims of human trafficking

The interim review gives more information about the review's process and offers initial recommendations.



The national referral mechanism (NRM) is a multi-agency victim identification and support process. It is designed to make it easier for all the different agencies that could be involved in a trafficking case to cooperate, share information about potential victims and improve access to advice, accommodation and support.

In April 2014 the Home Secretary commissioned a review of the national referral mechanism to establish whether it provides an effective and efficient means of supporting and identifying potential victims of human trafficking and whether it can, or should, cover all victims of modern slavery.

The review’s final report makes a number of recommendations focussed on improving the experience of victims.

Published 2 October 2014
Last updated 12 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Final report of the review of the National Referral Mechanism has now been published.
  2. First published.