Modern slavery remains a grave concern in the United Kingdom, affecting thousands of vulnerable individuals each year. As a criminal lawyer, you will encounter clients who you suspect to be victims of modern slavery.
This practical guide will help you navigate the process of supporting these clients, ensuring the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is triggered, and outlining the steps to take during the early stages of a case.
In the sections at the bottom of the page, you will find “instructions questionnaires” to assist in taking instructions when you think that the MSA is relevant. You will also find simplified explainer documents in several common modern slavery first languages. You will also find a simplified English language explanation of Modern Slavery and s.45 defences for youth defendants or those with reduced reading comprehension levels.
You can access the tools at any time from our home page. Just click “MSA Tools” on the right-hand side of the menu bar.
Take a look now by clicking here.