Slavery: Victims

Home Office written question – answered on 10th June 2020.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Labour, Swansea East

To ask Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many potential (a) adult and (b) child victims of modern slavery have been identified since the lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak was introduced on 23 March 2020.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Home Office publishes quarterly statistics on the number of referrals made to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for adults and children which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-referral-mechanism-statistics.

Statistics for the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 were published on 4th June. These include the number of referrals made to the NRM for adults and children between 1st January and 31st March 2020.

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