Modern slavery cases 'rise by over a third'

Modern slavery cases 'rise by over a third'
 

The number of potential trafficking and modern slavery victims reported to the authorities has risen by 36% in a year, National Crime Agency figures show.
Last year, 6,993 potential victims were referred into the government system, up from 5,142 in 2017 and 3,804 in 2016.
But the Human Trafficking Foundation told the Victoria Derbyshire Programme the system is failing to provide long-term support for victims.
The Home Office says its work ensures thousands of people receive support.
Potential victims are reported to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), which is designed to identify and... read more

 
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