Modern Slavery

In support of the Pan Cheshire Modern Slavery Strategy agencies across Cheshire have signed up to the Cheshire Anti-Slavery Network Pledge.

National Guidance

National Referral Mechanism: guidance for child first responders

Child Trafficking is child abuse.  When an agency comes into contact with a child who may have been trafficked Children’s Social Care and the Police should be notified immediately.

This guidance, published by the Home Office, outlines the role of the first responder, the use of Children’s Services and how to refer a child who may have been trafficked into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM).  It also includes information on the steps after referral, including reasonable grounds test, decisions and reviews.