Child trafficking typically exposes children to continuous and severe risk of significant harm. It involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring and/or receipt of a child for purposes of exploitation.
The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a framework for identifying victims of human trafficking and ensuring they receive the appropriate protection and support
A comprehensive list of potential indicators of children who may have been trafficked is provided in the NRM child referral form (doc, 159kb).
Support for victims of Human trafficking leaflets are available in 11 languages from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice and outline the support available for victims of human trafficking.
Related Guidance and information
- Inter-Agency Guidance for Child Trafficking (pdf, 602kb)
- Human Trafficking – Reading the Signs leaflet (pdf, 241kb)
- NRM First Responder Guidance (pdf, 148kbk)
- Victims of human trafficking and Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme
- ecpatUK e-learning course for anyone who works with children who may have been trafficked