Government announces reform to identification system for victims

The government has announced new measures to identify and support victims of modern slavery. A well resourced system that can give high quality decision making, quickly, will be a positive step for victims. 

The National Referral Mechanism, the system by which victims of modern slavery are identified and provided with support, will be reformed in order to improve both the decision-making process and support offered.

We look forward to reading more detail on the proposals, in particular on how victims wishes and needs will be prioritised.

We particularly welcome the Home Secretary's stated commitment that decision makers should 'have access to the right information to provide high-quality support tailored to the unique needs of victims to help them begin to rebuild their lives.'

We are keen to see how these aims will work in practice and whether they will deliver real improvements to the support given to victims of trafficking.

To read the full government news release see here.