Human Trafficking: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 7 June 2023.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children in the UK are suspected of being victims of trafficking gangs.

Photo of Sarah Dines Sarah Dines The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office publishes statistics of potential victims of modern slavery referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). The data shows the number of potential victims referred into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) where exploitation occurred when they were a child

It also shows the number of referrals received which are linked to County Lines. National Referral Mechanism statistics - GOV.UK (

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