Victim Support Schemes

Home Office written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Simon Fell Simon Fell Conservative, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have been recognised through the National Referral Mechanism as being a victim of a crime have gone on to prosecution; and how many of those prosecutions have been successful by type of crime in each of the last five years.

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

The Single Competent Authority (SCA) operates the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) which is a civil process for the identification and support of victims of modern slavery.

The SCA does not collect data on the number of prosecutions related to people being recognised as a victim of modern slavery through the NRM. Many victims are recognised through the NRM independently of a prosecution being linked to their case.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) publishes quarterly modern slavery prosecution statistics, and the latest quarter can be found at: https://www.cps.gov.uk/publication/cps-data-summary-quarter-4-2019-2020 https://www.cps.gov.uk/publication/cps-data-summary-quarter-4-2019-2020

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