Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Resources for Solicitors


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 screen, 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.

For the general questionnaires (online and offline), please select “General Instructions”. If you are fairly sure that your client is a victim of modern slavery AND is likely to benefit from a s.45 defence, please select “s.45 Cases”

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