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Human Trafficking

Home Department written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what persons and organisations are entitled to refer cases to the National Referral Mechanism for assessment of whether a person has been trafficked.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

A formal referral into the National Referral Mechanism is made by a designated “first responder”. The following organisations are designated first responders:

Local authorities


UK Border Agency

Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

Eaves Housing for Women POPPY project

TARA project

Migrant Help


Gangmasters Licensing Agency

Medaille Trust

Salvation Army



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