Human Trafficking:Written question - 171419

Asked by Afzal Khan
(Manchester, Gorton)
Asked on: 06 September 2018
Home Office
Human Trafficking
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether decisions on National Referral Mechanism referrals on behalf of potential victims of trafficking in detention are allocated to a specific team within the UK Competent Authorities.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 13 September 2018

When referred into the National Referral Mechanism, potential victims of trafficking or modern slavery are considered by one of the UK’s competent authorities: the National Crime Agency (NCA), UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), and Immigration Enforcement (IE) for a very small number of cases.

The consideration of referrals for potential victims of trafficking who are detained and are not UK or EEA nationals is conducted by trained decision makers within UKVI and IE, depending on the nature of the detention. The consideration of referrals for UK and EEA nationals is conducted by the NCA.

Grouped Questions: 171418

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