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Modern Slavery / Human Trafficking Assessment - Eight Point Checklist

Modern Slavery is the term used within the UK and is defined within the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  The Act categorises offences of Slavery, Servitude and Forced or Compulsory Labour and Human Trafficking. These crimes include holding a person in a position of slavery, servitude forced or compulsory labour, or facilitating their travel with the intention of exploiting them soon after.


Trafficking relates to the movement of people for the purposes of modern slavery, sexual or criminal exploitation which is classed as a form of ‘human trafficking’ under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Although human trafficking is international, trafficking for child exploitation is often within the UK.

Please note:
A National Referral Mechanism (NRM) referral must be made for any victim where there are reasonable grounds to believe that they may be a victim of modern slavery (including slavery, child exploitation or human trafficking). NRM referrals can be made by a number of designated first responder organisations. A first responder can make a referral where it is ‘suspected but cannot be proven’ the identified individual is a victim of slavery or human trafficking. (Please refer to the NRM legislation).


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