Publication of new Pan Mersey NRM Exploitation Practice Guidance

Child exploitation is a major, cross-cutting issue involving drugs, violence (including sexual violence), gangs, safeguarding, criminal and sexual exploitation, modern slavery, and missing children. Child victims of modern slavery should be referred into the Home Office National Referral Mechanism (NRM).

The Practice Guidance document sets out the identification and local response to modern slavery in children – be it county lines, linked exploitation or slavery and servitude; requires coordinated multi agency activity and clear arrangements for how these agencies and organisations work together.