NRM Exit Support

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Steve O'Connell Steve O'Connell Conservative

What measures will the Mayor take to ensure survivors of modern slavery in London are not re-victimised after they exit Government National Referral Mechanism Support?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

In the majority of cases, the Metropolitan Police Service are not informed when an individual leaves the NRM. However, they work closely with many statutory and non-government organisations to ensure victims of trafficking are appropriately protected while in the NRM & beyond.

The Bakhita House Project is an excellent example of collaboration that ensures victims can learn life and work skills that will help protect them from further exploitation once they’re ready to exit support.

The MPS are also keen to support and help expand the ‘Bright Futures’ programme. An initiative run by The Coop and City Hearts, it provides job placements to victims of modern slavery. Through the multi-national businesses they meet, the MPS are now encouraging companies to consider supporting the scheme and so seeking to increase the range and placements available.

Should the Metropolitan Police Service have concerns about the vulnerability of an individual after they have exited from the NRM, then the appropriate referrals to the relevant Local Authority would be made.