UK Government Publish Strategy to Tackle Human Trafficking, 2011

On 19 July 2011, the British government published their strategy to tackle human trafficking in the UK.

The document, which is titled Human Trafficking: The Government’s Strategy, describes the need and intention to tackle traffickers overseas before they have a chance to reach their destination.

Raising the risks to the traffickers and going after their profits must be at the heart of our approach to drive them out of this business and to stop more vulnerable men, women and
children becoming trafficking victims. In particular, this means a greater emphasis on disruption and enforcement activity.

The UK has a National Referral Mechanism for identifying victims of human trafficking (take a look at the NRM referral forms for adults and children) and the strategy clearly states the commitment to improving services for these people.

There is also a clear intention to improve the system for handling trafficked persons and the information supplied to asylum seekers, provide specialised train law enforcement officers and to collaborate with the private sector.


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