Official statistics overview: Modern Slavery: National Referral Mechanism and Duty to Notify statistics UK, end of year summary 2020

Statistics on referrals to the National Referral Mechanism, for potential victims of modern slavery in 2020.



Potential victims of modern slavery in the UK that come to the attention of authorised ‘first responder’ organisations are referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Authorised ‘first responder’ organisations include local authorities, specified non-governmental organisations (NGOs), police forces and specified government agencies.

Published 18 March 2021
Last updated 18 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. A copying error was identified in a previous version of Table 1, where figures for column S (Age group not known total) were placed in column R. This has now been rectified, and the correct figures for column R (Not specified of unknown) and column S (Age group not known total) have been updated.

  2. First published.