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The national referral mechanism (NRM) is a multi-agency victim identification and support process.
This review establishes whether the NRM 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. These recommendations focus on 6 areas:
identification of potential victims
access to support
level of support
The report also makes recommendations specifically aimed at protecting child victims of trafficking. These proposals other than those concerning support, will apply in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Scotland and Northern Ireland have differing support arrangements for victims.
We have set up pilot schemes to test out these recommendations, you can find details in the second attachment on this page.
The interim review gives more information about the review’s process and offers initial recommendations.